Donald Trump has lauded the doctor who claimed in a new viral video that hydroxychloroquine could cure COVID-19 and that people should not wear face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus. The viral video made the rounds online on Monday, making a string of bold claims about the coronavirus and contradicting official government guidelines.

In the viral video, Dr. Stella Immanuel claimed that alien DNA is used in medical treatments and that certain gynecological problems are caused by those who dream of having sex with demons. She also claimed the use of face masks during the pandemic is unnecessary since COVID-19 is a curable disease. “You don’t need masks,” she said. “There is a cure.”

Donald Trump, who also touted hydroxychloroquine as an effective COVID-19 treatment, immediately shared the video on his Twitter account, gaining thousands of views. However, both social networking sites took down the video for allegedly spreading misinformation about public health.

On Tuesday, Trump expressed his dismay over the disappearance of the video. He said he was puzzled as to why the “America’s Frontline Doctors” video had been removed, when Dr. Immanuel was “spectacular” in it. “I don’t know why,” he said. “I think they’re very respected doctors. There was a woman who was spectacular in her statements about it and she’s had tremendous success with it,” he added.

Following Trump’s statement, White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins challenged him and discredited Dr. Immanuel. “The woman that you said was a great doctor in that video that you retweeted last night said that masks don’t work and there is a cure for COVID-19, both of which health experts say is not true,” she said. “She’s also made videos saying that doctors make medicine using DNA from aliens and that they’re trying to create a vaccine to make you immune from becoming religious.”

An agitated Trump, however, said he was only impressed because Dr. Immanuel said she had tremendous success with hundreds of COVID-19 patients. “And I thought her voice was an important voice, but I know nothing about her,” he said.

On Tuesday, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci once again debunked claims that hydroxychloroquine is an effective COVID-19 treatment, saying previous clinical trials were enough to prove that hydroxychloroquine is not an effective cure to COVID-19.

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