The Hill, Axios, NBC and other news outlets made the false claim that a man died after ingesting a medication touted by President Trump to be a possible cure for coronavirus. As it turns out, the Arizona man ingested fish tank cleaner and NOT the malaria drug President Trump discussed as a possible cure for coronavirus. NBC interviewed the woman (see below) who claimed she took advice from the president. She and her husband took one teaspoon each of fish tank cleaner that has a form of chloroquine in it! She’s blaming the president for her illness and her husband’s death.

Axios corrected their mistake but not until thousands of retweets spreading the fake news:

Axios Correction: “Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the form of chloroquine the couple ingested was used in aquariums — and it was not a medication.”

The Hill has not corrected their mistake:

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NBC correspondent Heidi Przybyla retweeted an interview from Vaughn Hillyard also of NBC with the wife of the man who died:

Woman in ICU: “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.” NBC: “What would be your message to the American public?” Woman: “Oh my God. Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the President says & his people…call your doctor.”

NBC: Did you see the President’s press conference? Where did you hear about–

Patient: Yeah. Yeah, we saw his press conference. It was on a lot, actually.

NBC: And then did you did you seek out Chloroquine?

Patient: I had it in the house because I used to have koi fish.

Several News outlets are repeating this fake news this morning, even though the truth is out there!

These news sources reach millions! This is irresponsible journalism that harms President Trump.

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