"I happen to be taking it".
The president and many White House staffers are being regularly tested for COVID-19.
"You'd be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers before you catch it, the frontline workers, many, many are taking it", he told reporters. "I've heard a lot of good stories", said the President.
Britain has ordered £35 million ($42 million) worth of hydroxychloroquine, despite numerous studies showing it is ineffective in treating COVID-19 and may even be more unsafe than doing nothing.
A medication guide posted on the FDA's website says the drug quinine sulfate "may cause problems with your heart rhythm that can lead to death" and "may cause your blood cell (platelet) count to drop causing serious bleeding problems". Under the Emergency Use Authorization, the FDA authorized the drug's use as a potential treatment "only in hospitalized patients under careful heart monitoring".
A Wisconsin woman with lupus says she has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years and still was infected with the coronavirus.
'I'm taking the two - the zinc and the hydroxy, ' he said.
He said he has "zero symptoms" of the coronavirus, is tested daily and has tested negative.
He also claimed that the "very unscientific report" was conducted by "people that aren't big Trump fans".
A study published earlier this month showed the medication did not help treat coronavirus and could actually cause cardiac arrest, and another study of hundreds of patients at veterans hospitals found higher death rates in those patients who had been given the drug compared to those who had not taken it. You had Jimmy Kimmel saying the president's "trying to kill himself" by taking it, you had Joe Scarborough saying, 'This will kill you.' Neil Cavuto saying, 'What have you got to lose?
'At some point I'll stop, ' he added.
Wisconsin woman was shocked to learn that she turned positive for COVID-19 although she has been taking the drug for almost two decades.
The Lancet study authors suggested the medicines should not be used to treat COVID-19 outside of clinical trials until those studies confirm their safety and efficacy for COVID-19 patients.
According to Co-Principal Investigator Professor Sir Nicholas White from the Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), which is running the trial, neither the patients nor the researchers know who is getting a placebo and who is getting the treatment to prevent the results from being biased in any way.
And those given each drug in combination with antibiotics were even more likely to die: 22.8 percent with chloroquine and 23.8 percent with hydroxychloroquine.