President Trump hints at retaliation if India doesn’t clear anti-malarial drug export

US President Donald Trump on Monday, hinted of ‘retaliation’ if India does not clear the export of Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug used in the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Speaking from the White House during the coronavirus taskforce briefing, Trump said that he saw no reason why India would hold on the US order.

“I spoke to him (Prime Minister Modi) Sunday morning and I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of Hydroxychloroquine) 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.

Trump on Saturday said that he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the US order of Hydroxychloroquine tablets.

He spoke to PM Modi over the phone and requested him to give serious consideration to releasing the hold it put on a US order for hydroxychloroquine.