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Trump Calls Regeneron Drug He Received a COVID 'Cure,' Will Make It Free to Americans

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In a video released Wednesday, President Donald Trump called a drug he received called Regeneron not just a treatment, but in effect a “cure” for COVID-19.

He further pledged to make it free to any who need it.

Trump began the video offering his greetings from “your favorite president.”

He noted he spent four days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for the coronavirus late Thursday.

“I went in. I wasn’t feeling so hot, and within a very short period of time, they gave me Regeneron … and other things too, but I think this was the key,” he said.

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“And it was like unbelievable. I felt good immediately. I felt as good three days ago as I do now.”

Trump noted that in addition to Regeneron, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is coming out with a similar antibody cocktail.

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Regeneron’s website explains, “Antibody medicines are based on key principles of biology and mimic the natural defenses and pathways of the human body and immune system.”

“They call them therapeutic, but to me it wasn’t therapeutic. It just made me better. OK? I call that a cure,” Trump said.

Regeneron was still in clinical trials when the president requested the drug, The New York Times reported.

“I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president, because I feel great. I feel like perfect,” Trump said. “I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise.”

The president elaborated that if he had not personally taken Regeneron and experienced its effectiveness, it would not have necessarily stood out to him among the many treatments under development.

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“I want to get for you what I got, and I’m going to make it free. You’re not going to pay for it,” Trump said.

“It wasn’t your fault that this happened. It was China’s fault.”

Trump promised to do all he could to speed up emergency-use authorization for Regeneron and similar treatments and employ the military to distribute them across the nation.

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum Wednesday that Trump has been “symptom-free” for more than 24 hours.

His blood work also indicated he has COVID antibodies, which were not detectable on Thursday.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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