A Democratic Michigan state lawmaker is praising President Trump for saving her life… after his public suggestions that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could be used as a Coronavirus treatment.
Because President Trump had suggested the drug was showing promise, State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who represents Detroit in the Michigan State House of Representatives, was able to fight for a prescription.
It wasn’t easy: shortly after President Trump’s press conference, Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer banned doctors from prescribing hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus. Typically, doctors are given leeway to prescribe “off-label” medications for treatment, so long as they’re approved by FDA for other uses.
Whitmer’s order has since been retracted, as evidence continued to pour in, confirming President Trump’s claims.
“I did have a difficult time, even that day, obtaining the medication because of an order that was put down in my state,” said Whitsett, on an interview with The Ingram Angle. “And it was on that day so you can imagine how terrified I was that I had to beg and plead and go through a whole lot to try to get the medication.”
The medication worked. Whitsett said that, when she took her dose of hydroxychloroquine, she was suffering from horrific symptoms like fluid in her longs, high fever, and trouble breathing. Just a few hours later, the medicine had made her feel substantially better.
“If President Trump had not talked about this it wouldn’t have been something that would be accessible for anyone to be able to get right now,” she said.
To the President, she offered nothing but her thanks:
“I really want to say that you have to give this an opportunity,” she said. “For me, it saved my life. I only can go by what it is that I have gone through and what my story is, and I can’t speak for anyone else. So that’s not what I’m trying to do here. I’m only speaking for myself.”