Virginia governor fires back at Trump: 'I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine'

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE Tuesday after the president referred to Northam as “crazy” and an opponent of Second Amendment rights.

Trump, speaking at a White House event Tuesday, followed a speaker from Virginia by saying, "We're going after Virginia, with your crazy governor, we're going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment. You know that, right? You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes."

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“I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President — our potatoes are fine. And as the only medical doctor among our nation's governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine,” Northam tweeted. “Let's all get back to work.”

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Northam’s tweet was in reference to the president’s statement on Monday that he has been taking the antimalarial drug, frequently prescribed for arthritis and lupus.

Numerous Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Ginsburg successor must uphold commitment to 'equality, opportunity and justice for all' Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg Ginsburg in statement before her death said she wished not to be replaced until next president is sworn in Democrats call for NRA Foundation to be prohibited from receiving donations from federal employees MORE (D-N.Y.) have warned about possible risks from the president taking the drug, as has Fox News’s Neil Cavuto.

The comment by the Fox News anchor prompted Trump to say he was “looking for a new outlet” and accusing the network of hiring “more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before.”

Trump and Northam have also sparred before. Trump has publicly warned against proposals for tighter gun restrictions for those hoping to enter the state capitol. He also has said that some states including Virginia have gone "too far" in their mitigation measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.