WH press secretary: Trump says he’s feeling ‘absolutely great’ after taking hydroxychloroquine

At a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters President Trump said he’s feeling “absolutely great” after completing his treatment with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. In April, the FDA cautioned against using the drug to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or clinical trial.

Video Transcript

- I wanted to ask you about-- the president has completed his two weeks of hydroxychloroquine. Have you spoken to him what he's feeling about-- is he feeling better? What's his feedback about that?

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I did, and thank you. I know you emailed me a question to that effect, and I didn't have time to follow up with you via email. But because I saw that, I went into him just before coming out here, and I asked him that. And he said, quote, he's "feeling perfect." Quote, he's "feeling absolutely great after taking this regimen." And quote, he "would take it again" if he thought that he was exposed. So he is feeling very good.