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

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Biden: US to hit 200M vaccine target on Wednesday | House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package | FDA finds multiple failures at J&J plant House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package House Democrats eye passing DC statehood bill for second time MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOn The Money: Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change | Senate GOP adopts symbolic earmark ban, digs in on debt limit Hillicon Valley: Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing | Seven House Republicans vow to reject donations from Big Tech Lawmakers reintroduce bill to invest billions to compete with China in tech 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.