On Monday night, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to once again address the coronavirus pandemic. However, hours later, a specific retweet that he shared regarding a supposed COVID-19 "cure" was subsequently removed from the platform due to a policy violation.

The now-deleted message from an account with the handle "@stella_immanuel" had included the phrase, "Covid has a cure. America wake up." After being retweeted by the U.S. president, it was promptly removed by Twitter, according to NBC San Diego. As a result of the content, the tweet was later replaced with a gray box that read, "This Tweet is no longer available."  

The tweet in question had also included a viral video that centered around hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has been commonly discussed amid the current pandemic but has not yielded concrete results pertaining to a coronavirus cure.  

On Tuesday morning, Twitter explained why they had come decided to remove the post from its platform. "Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy," they explained, as reported by NBC News. In addition to Twitter pulling the video, Facebook and YouTube had also reportedly decided to exclude it from their services as well. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, appeared on Tuesday's episode of ABC's "Good Morning America" where he also addressed his own beliefs surrounding hydroxychloroquine. 

When asked by "GMA" anchor George Stephanopoulos for clarification about both wearing masks and the efficacy of the drug, which is primarily used for malaria treatment and prevention, Fauci stated that wearing a mask continues to be "very important" to combat the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, he reiterated facets of the CDC's guidelines, including social distancing and avoiding crowds. 

In the clip below, Stephanopoulos stated that the FDA had previously said that the emergency use of the hydroxychloroquine is not recommended. 

"Right. Right. Exactly, and I go along with the FDA," Fauci responded. "The overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease."

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump is seen on July 20 at the White House. Photo: AFP/JIM WATSON