At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Trump suggested that injecting or consuming disinfectant might be an effective way to rid oneself of coronavirus. It isn't, and doing so will likely kill you.
He added: "I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that."
He didn't specify the kind of disinfectant.
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Eager to see the New York Times headline.
Here's Dr. Blix's reaction to Trump's blatherings.
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— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) April 24, 2020
To quote another man much like Trump: "You look better than I've seen you in a long while, but it's still not the kind of peace that I want to give you."