For months, President Donald Trump has sworn by the effectiveness of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus that's killed over 130 thousand Americans.
Despite overwhelming skepticism from experts regarding the antiviral medicine's use in treating the virus, a shortage of the drug occurred due to an uptick in prescriptions following his endorsement. Some even took poisonous variations of chloroquine, mistakenly believing it was a similar enough substance to the kind touted by Trump.
Soon, belief in the unproven drug's effectiveness became a political statement, and far-right radio host Mark Levin's recent tweet is proof of that.
Levin tweeted an unverified photo alleging to be of former President Barack Obama's prescribed hydroxychloroquine supply.
Obama's hydroxychloroquine from 2008 https://t.co/OdnmltDCBU— Mark R. Levin (@Mark R. Levin) 1594428128.0
Apparently unbeknownst to Levin, hydroxychloroquine has been used for years against malaria. What's more, the bottle appears to be malarone, a different anti-malarial drug.
Not to mention, it's highly unlikely that someone took a picture of a then-sitting President's prescription drug bottle.
People began pointing out these facts to Levin.
People soon began roasting Levin.
Levin tweeted the photo to the millions of followers he's gained on Twitter due to extensive retweets from Donald Trump. He has yet to delete it, correct it, or acknowledge the disinformation.