Donald Trump talks tough, warns of 'retaliation' if India doesn't export Hydroxychloroquine to US
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has warned India that the US may retaliate if it did not export anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine despite his personal request, saying he would be surprised in case of a negative outcome as New Delhi has good relations with Washington.
Hydroxychloroquine, an old and inexpensive drug used to treat malaria, is seen as a viable therapeutic solution by President Trump to coronavirus that has so far killed more than 10,000 Americans and infected over 3.6 lakh within weeks.
Last week Trump said he has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the US to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.
"I would be surprised if he would, you know, because India does very well with the United States," Trump told reporters during a press briefing at the White House on Monday.
Last month, India imposed a ban on the export on Hydroxychloroquine, on which Trump is now banking heavily for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
India has received similar requests from several other countries including its immediate neighbours Sri Lanka and Nepal. India has said that it is reviewing its export ban order.
Notably, India's decision to ban the exports of Hydroxychloroquine is driven by its desire to take stock of the domestic requirements and ensure that the country has enough in its kitty.
Reiterating that for many years, India has been taking advantage of the US on trade, Trump said that he would be surprised if New Delhi was to stop export of Hydroxychloroquine to the US.
"So, I would be surprised if that were his decision. He'd have to tell me that. I spoke to him Sunday morning, called him, and I said we'd appreciate your allowing our supply to come out. If he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course there may be retaliation. Why wouldn't there be?" Trump said.
Based on some initial results, the Trump administration is banking heavily on using Hydroxychloroquine for the successful treatment of coronavirus.
According to Trump, the drug is yielding positive results. If successful, he told reporters that it would be a gift from heaven.
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Careful whom you threaten POTUS. Indian Government was quick to act on the lockdown unlike the US. If there is an outbreak and loss of lives, then it is solely your fault for not announcing a lockdown. You need help, you ask for it and it will be given. But dare you threaten India in tough times like these.
Shinde we cannot take panga with USA. No country can and no group of countries can either. Most powerful country can destroy any country economically and militarily with a push of a button. Even you should know we are ants in front of USA. But why go there, Our beloved PM Modi is a very good friend of President Trump and he will surely help by going out of way. There is no harm in it.
India should sell as much chloroquine as possible to all countries as it is not yet proven that it is effective to treat the C-se Virus.
tough time for howdy bhakts
India is a friend of USA, sure but not a sl ve of USA. What Mr. Trump & USA is doing is simply blackmailing and threatening India for future retaliation if India does not supply Hydroxychloroquine. But Mr. Modi should not cow down to American pressure. It is the need of India first then any other country.
"IF" India can then it should definitely help US in line with policy of world is one family and may all being prosper. However it should also look at its own requirement first to treat covid 19 patients in India. Vande Mataram
Friendship isn’t about retaliation. India must help all nations in their hour of need but lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first.
How many of NRIs will raise voice against Trump after he threatened India?
trump is indians friend..no worries...agli bar trump sarkar bhakkats :D
TRUMP THREAT MODI -------> Choloroquine export to US
Brave talks by Indians here but Modi and India shall obey Trump. Period.
India should help USA ...
Movie apple, HP , Lenevo factories from China to India. all other businesses also then India should allow export
IN MY OPINION FRIEND NO FRIEND, BUT HUMANITARIAN REASONS WE MUST SUPPLY THE DRUG IMMEDIATELY. EACH DOSE SAVES LIVES.
India has excellent relationship with USA. So India must honor the very genuine request of USA at their hard time. Friend in need is Friend indeed.
The Malaria Drug is not tested for virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine.
Demanding Help , Good India Always Helpful to All, Do not Threaten Mr. Trump It is your Fault Not Locked Down well in Time.
saksh UMAN NOT manky
MR TRUMP DIDNT THREATEN ANY ONE,,MEDIA IS ANTI TRUMP SO TRYING TO DO SOME MASALA NEWS , I AM SORRY I REJECT THIS DRAMA
Beggars cannot be choosers. What is with this guy, is he going to show Nuclear gun and grab everything? Is US going to export ventilators when their country needs few first? Show some courtesy and respect.
乞丐没权利挑三拣四。这家伙是怎么了，他会亮出核武器，过来抢吗? 美国国内缺呼吸机，难道美国也会把呼吸机拿来出口吗? 礼貌一点，放尊重些吧。
Yes India has good relations with USA. But Trump despite all the claims of friendship with Modi is a ruthless businessman first. Let's see how our go nment reacts to that.
The Government relax on the drug for some export....
There is no medicne for viral attack
This is not the way a head of state requests help from another country. By his behaviour,Trump endorses tge fact that a businessman should never be a head of state.
saksh UMAN NOT manky
MR MOTY HAS SAID HE WILL HONOR MR TRUMPS REQUEST,,, SO ALL PPPOOKRI CCCHADDI JEHADIS,, DONT GET TOO EXCITED HEHEHEHHEHEHE
India is no banana republic to be easily bullied. Just to make a point USA should be last on the list to receive Hydroxychloroquine
It seems, our govt think that life of americans are more valuable than indians
India naturally will take care of its citizens first and not USA residents. This ia a question of human lives first and freindship later nobody can threaten india. We will bow down to USA like olden times