Trump To The Press: “I Hope You Had A Great Weekend At Your Convention”

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Speaking to reporters from the White House Sunday, the Commander in Chief trolled reporters before announcing an emergency authorization of a coronavirus treatment.

President Donald Trump granted an emergency authorization for the usage of convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients, saying it is a “major breakthrough.”

“I hope you had a great weekend at your convention,” President Trump told the press, referring to last weeks Democratic National Convention. “And we’re gonna have a great convention coming up, and I look forward to it.”

Meanwhile, President Trump said on Sunday the FDA has “issued an emergency use authorization… for a treatment known as convalescent plasma.”

“This is a powerful therapy that transfuses very very strong antibodies from the blood of recovered patients to help treat patients battling a current infection,” he said, adding that the authorization will “expand access to this treatment.”

“Based on the science and the data, the FDA has made the independent determination that the treatment is safe and very effective,” President Trump said, before urging all recovered COVID-19 patients in the USA to donate their blood plasma. Video Below

The treatment takes convalescent plasma from patients who have recovered from the coronavirus and is rich in antibodies. Though it may provide benefits to those fighting the virus, the evidence has been inconclusive as to how it works or how best to administer it, as reported by Fox News.

The president on Saturday, however, tweeted: “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”

President Donald Trump’s full remarks:

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In announcing the emergency authorization for convalescent plasma, the FDA said its benefits “outweigh the known and potential risks of the product and that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternative treatments.”

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