The video in question featured doctors alleging that hydroxychloroquine can cure or prevent COVID-19.
“This is a much [sic] watch!!! So different from the narrative that everyone is running with,” Trump wrote in his tweet.
The tweet has since been removed by Twitter.
His account will have limited functionality for 12 hours after violating the platform’s rules, Twitter said in a statement Tuesday.
Two interesting side notes to this story:
President Trump ALSO shared the video on Twitter on Monday as part of a series of retweets he did promoting hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment. His account, however, was NOT suspended.
Asked why the president’s account was not partially suspended, Twitter said: “The President did not Tweet the video in question, he Retweeted it. Therefore, the account owner of the Tweet he Retweeted will face enforcement action.”
In other words… Zuckerberg‘s love affair with Trump continues…
The other bit of weirdness surrounding the story:
One of the featured doctors in the video was Dr. Stella Immanuel… who is a bit of a kook.
Reveals The Daily Beast:
Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by “reptilians” and other aliens.
So… there’s THAT….
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