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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 TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report 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 PelosiDivide and conquer or unite and prosper Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday Roe is not enough: Why Black women want an end to the Hyde Amendment MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDivide and conquer or unite and prosper Roe is not enough: Why Black women want an end to the Hyde Amendment National Guard back inside Capitol after having been moved to parking garage 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.