The statement by President Trump confirms that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as preventive medicine against the COVID-19 despite medical warnings.
On 24 April 2020, the FDA had warned that the HCQ drugs should not be used for treating COVID-19 because it could cause irregular heartbeats and other cardiac trauma. Also, the drug is not approved as a treatment for COVID-19, but they have authorized as a temporary use for the treatment of the virus in hospitalized patients when clinical trials are not available, or participation is not feasible, through an Emergency Use Authorization(EUA).
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.