WATCH: McEnany slams Chris Cuomo’s use of “less safe” drug to fight coronavirus

Wednesday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted CNN’s Chris Cuomo for taking a “less safe” version of hydroxychloroquine during his recent bout with the coronavirus.

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Fox News reports White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday called out CNN’s Chris Cuomo for taking a “less safe” version of hydroxychloroquine during his recent bout with the coronavirus.

“You had Chris Cuomo saying, ‘The president knows that hydroxychloroquine is not supported by science. He knows it has been flagged by his own people and he has been using it.’ Well, Cuomo mocked the president for this,” McEnany said.

She then compared hydroxychloroquine — which President Trump recently said he is taking to prevent catching the virus — to the version that Cuomo claims to be using.

“Hydroxychloroquine, of course, is an FDA-approved medication with a long-proven track record for safety,” she continued, “and it turns out that Chris Cuomo took a less safe version of it called quinine which the FDA removed from the market in 2006 because of its serious side effects, including death. So, really interesting to have that criticism of the president.”

Cuomo’s wife, Christina Cuomo, recently addressed her husband’s coronavirus recovery, explaining he’s taking “potenized quinine,” which she called a “natural antibiotic.”

On Monday, President Trump told reporters he has been using hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic against the coronavirus for a little more than a week.