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Trump Blasted for Hypocrisy After Calling His Virus Diagnosis a 'Blessing From God'

Trump Blasted for Hypocrisy After Calling His Virus Diagnosis a 'Blessing From God'

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump posted a video to Twitter on his official account.

He began by saying:

"Hi, perhaps you recognize me. It's your favorite President."

The POTUS went on to make claims about his health and wellness.

After saying he spent four days at Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump added:

"I didn't have to. I could have stayed at the White House, but doctors said because you're President, let's do it."

The White House does have a state of the art medical suite.

Trump then began to extoll the virtues of the drug treatment Regeneron—a cocktail of experimental monoclonal antibodies.

Trump said:

"I went in and I wasn't feeling so hot, and within a very short period of time they gave me Regeneron. It's called Regeneron."
"And other things too, but I think this was the key. They gave me Regeneron. And it was like, unbelievable."

After name-dropping a number of pharmaceutical companies—claiming each one had either a cure or was days away from developing an effective vaccine, Trump then made claims about the FDA never working as fast, then took credit for their work.

Trump added:

"So I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise."

Trump claimed he heard about Regeneron and it was his suggestion he take it. He finished off by telling his listeners to remember it was all China's fault.

But there's a problem with the Godly blessing of President Trump being infected to discover Regeneron as a possible effective treatment. Regeneron was developed using scientific research involving human fetal tissue—specifically human embryonic stem cells.

The Trump administration has worked for four years to ban the science that created Regeneron.

Touting himself in 2016 as the pro-life choice, his administration continues to appeal to his Evangelical Christian base by blocking anything that might directly or indirectly rely on tissue taken from an abortion.

Regeneron didn't directly use human fetal cells in the monoclonal antibody treatment given to Trump. But it did use cells derived from an abortion in the Netherlands in 1972 to make the targets for its antibodies.

People were quick to point out the hypocrisy.

The President nor the GOP has addressed his endorsement of a treatment developed with science their "pro-life" party platform vehemently opposes.