When President Trump’s new chief of staff contacted the Jewish doctor treating coronavirus symptoms in upstate New York, he found more than a creative medical professional whose off-label experiment had potential.
He found an ardent defender of the president, as some of his recent social media activity indicates.
Zelenko’s cocktail of anti-malarial drugs and antibiotics is experimental, which meshes nicely with the president’s carefully cultivated reputation as a renegade who likes to bust up the rule books.
In other ways, however, Zelenko is a typically careful medical practitioner. Posts from another Facebook account show him repeatedly urging everyone to get flu shots, and he tried in a Forward interview not to exaggerate the impact of his virus treatment.
To be sure, the basic details of Zelenko’s biography signal the probability that he would be a Trump supporter.
With the exception of the Pelosi post, these were collected by the Washington Post for a March 26 article on Zelenko’s treatment protocol. That account is no longer active.