President Donald Trump suggested at a White House press conference to inject coronavirus patients with disinfectant and then bizarrely said, this “sounds interesting to me.”
Discussing new research, he noted that US researchers are looking into the effects of disinfectants and then added, coronavirus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
He then told reporters, “And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute!
“And is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that.
“So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”
One of Trumps medical advisor Dr Deborah Birx remained silent as Trump directed his comments towards her, and at one point closed her eyes on the subject of disinfectant.
We are all Dr Birx 😱pic.twitter.com/X8wfiLgqCv
— Cromwell (@Cromwell606) April 24, 2020
Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley said on Twitter, “Trump’s briefings are actively endangering the public’s health.
“Boycott the propaganda. Listen to the experts. And please don’t drink disinfectant.”
After this mad press briefing people took to social media and mocked Trump, as words such as Cillit Bang, Toilet Duck and Dettol started trending on Twitter.
We have light, we have heat, we have disinfectant.
— josiegirl (@themoderngrocer) April 24, 2020
Did Trump watch the episode of Father Ted where Jack drinks Toilet Duck and think it was a documentary? pic.twitter.com/ps4WjQWlHv
— Chloë Ëxotic (@ChloeMinish) April 24, 2020
"OK, before the press conference starts, get onto your broker and go big on Domestos, Cillit Bang and Toilet Duck." pic.twitter.com/Ji0uWEvZ5y
— Keith Burge (@carryonkeith) April 24, 2020