US President Donald Trump has revealed that he is taking anti-malaria drugs, hydroxychloroquine for weeks now.Trump made the surprising revelation during his White House COVID-19 daily press briefing on Monday.US medical experts had warned that the anti-malaria drug is not suitable for fighting the novel coronavirus.Trump, who noted that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and shows no symptoms of the virus said he had been taking the drug \u201cfor about a week and a half.\u201dHe said, \u201cI take a pill every day,\u201d adding that he also takes zinc as a preventative measure.Pressed further on his reason for taking the drugs, he said \u201cbecause I think it\u2019s good. I\u2019ve heard a lot of good stories.\u201dTrump has often played down the dangers of coronavirus, including last week when he said it threatened only a small number of people.He has also pointedly refused to wear a mask, despite federal recommendations and the fact that most of his staff have taken to covering their faces in public.By contrast, he has shown interest for weeks in promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine.Trump\u2019s extensive remarks about his use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure came out of the blue.\u201cYou\u2019d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers before you catch it.\u201cThe front-line workers \u2014 many, many are taking it. I happen to be taking it, I happen to be taking it,\u201d Trump said.\u201cI\u2019m taking it, hydroxychloroquine, right now, yeah. A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it,\u201d he added.Trump said the use of the medicine was approved by the White House physician.However, he insisted that he, not the doctor, took the first step.\u201cI asked him, what do you think? He said if you\u2019d like it. I said yeah, I\u2019d like it.\u201d\u201cIt seems to have an impact, and maybe it does, maybe it doesn\u2019t but if it doesn\u2019t, you\u2019re not going to get sick or die,\u201d Trump said. \u201cI take a pill every day. At some point I\u2019ll stop.\u201dWhy Trump is taking the disputed remedy when he frequently insists he is in no danger from COVID-19, is not clear.Some people in the White House have tested positive for the virus. But Trump said again Monday he showed \u201czero symptoms.\u201d\u201cEvery couple days they want to test me, you know, for obvious reasons. I mean I am the president, so they want to test me.\u201cI don\u2019t want to be tested but they want to test me,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019ve shown always negative,\u201d he added.