Updated: Apr 25
Unbelievably, the President of the United States, now known as #CloroxDon or the #TidePodPresident, went on national TV April 23 and said it would be a good idea for #coronavirus victims to inject themselves with #disinfectant to clean out their lungs.d
Today, he claimed he was just kidding -- that it was just a bit of his well-known sarcasm. Everybody knows what a joker he is. "Oh, Donny. You're so hilarious!"
Trump spooned up the idea of a #CloroxCure following a presentation that suggested disinfectants can kill the coronavirus on surfaces and in the air. Yep, everybody knows by now we're supposed to be wiping our counters clean along with anything else we touch after we've been out and about. Disinfectants are good for that.
"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute," Trump said during Thursday's coronavirus press briefing. "And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that."
Holy cow, sport fans.
The President of the United States actually suggested we shoot up on Clorox or Lysol. Pick your flavor.
Well, the doctors and the scientists didn't exactly think it was funny.
“My concern is that people will die. People will think this is a good idea,” Craig Spencer, the director of global health in emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, told The Washington Post. “This is not willy-nilly, off-the-cuff, maybe-this-will-work advice. This is dangerous.”
Even Fox News, usually solidly in Trump's corner and often the source of some of his most harebrained ideas, called BS on his claim April 24 that he was just joking.
Reporting on his comments, Fox reporter Bret Baier said, “Well, that’s not how it looked in the briefing and not how it came across in the briefing. What is problematic for the president is that sometimes he goes on these riffs. And when you’re dealing with medical things, statements when you’re riffing from a podium, sometimes it's on other topics, when politics comes into play.
“But when riffing about possible cures and treatments, it didn’t seem like it was coming off as sarcastic when he was talking and turning to Dr. Birx on the side” he said.
He was referring to Dr. Deborah Birx, the Trump administration's coronavirus coordinator, who was sitting in a chair behind Trump. The poor doctor looked like she'd just eaten worms as Trump made his comments.
Wait, There's More!
Trump wasn't finished playing scientist or doctor or whatever in the hell he thought he was at the time.
After a Homeland Security official said hot temperatures can shorten the half-life of the virus on outdoor surfaces, Trump said, "So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting."
Some scientist actually told Trump they would really "test that?" That's the problem. People will tell him whatever he wants to hear. Otherwise, they get fired.
Ok, so nobody takes this kind of ridiculousness seriously, right? Nobody really would believe that shooting Clorox or sticking a UV light up your butt could cure, or prevent, Covid 19, right? Well, if you like the idea, I have an old UV pond light you can use. It's about two feet long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has a big sharp knob on the end.
What about the two Phoenix-area idiots -- a husband and wife -- who ingested fish tank cleaner containing chloroquine phosphate because Trump was pushing hydrochloroquine, an antimalarial drug, as a possible miracle cure for the coronavirus?
Well, the husband died.
People believe Trump the idiot, especially the suckers who swallow all his MAGA crap and love his simplistic America-first policies. Whatever he says and does is OK with them, and they'll take it to the bank -- or the grave, whichever comes first.
And what about the kids who see Trump offer such a suggestion on TV while they're hibernating at home and decide, hey, that sounds like a good idea?
Remember when you were a kid and some friend dared you to stick your tongue on a frozen lamppost? How many kids did that? Well, is it too far-fetched to think that some teenage adventurer might decide to shoot up some Clorox just to see what would happen?
Hey, Trump said it's a good idea. He's the president. He must know. Gimme the syringe.
Then the kid's parents come home and find them dead on the floor, a syringe and bottle of Clorox at their side?
And that hydrochloroquine that Trump was pushing like a snake oil salesman? Turns out he and some of his cronies have some financial stakes in the company that makes it. And, even though the FDA said, whoa, wait a minute, not so fast, this stuff is dangerous, his minions in the administration pushed it anyway.
According to this Vanity Fair expose, administration documents reveal a master plan to "flood NY and NJ" with the drug.
This man is evil. He is also stupid beyond belief.
What a combination for the President of the United States of America, especially while we confront one of the most difficult and dangerous times in the history of our nation.