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Trump Wonders Aloud If He Should Be Taking Insulin During White House Event and His Surgeon General Had to Step In

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President Donald Trump raised eyebrows earlier this month when he announced he'd been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine—a brutal anti-malarial drug Trump claims shows promise in warding off the virus, despite little more than anecdotal evidence.

It turns out hydroxychloroquine isn't the only drug Trump muses about taking for no reason.


At a speech geared towards seniors with diabetes on Tuesday, the President jokingly asked if he should take insulin.

Watch below.

Trump said:

"I don't use Insulin. Should I be? I never thought about it, but I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? unbelievable."

It wasn't long before a reporter asked Trump if someone who doesn't have diabetes should take insulin, and that's when Trump referred to Surgeon General Jerome Adams to bail him out.

Watch below.

WATCH LIVE: President Trump speaks on protecting seniors with diabetes — 5/26/2020 youtu.be

In an effort to validate Trump's speculation about insulin, Adams said:

"Your body, Mr. President, actually makes insulin endogenously and people such as you and I, we make our own insulin. So, yes, we do utilize insulin, but we make it ourselves. Other people who have diabetes oftentimes need exogenous insulin...so that they can be healthy and live long and successful lives."

Good save, General.




And what's with Trump's fixation on taking unnecessary drugs?




What a mess.