Trump Did NOT Tell Everyone to Drink Bleach
DONALD TRUMP IS PROFOUNDLY IGNORANT about some of the basic facts of chemistry, biology, physics, (not to mention every other science)…and he has a very bad habit of “thinking out loud” on national television in a manner that creates confusion in his audience…the American people.
I have watched the film clip in which he purportedly suggested that people could inject Lysol or bleach into the lungs very carefully, over and over again.
I had to throw up twice while watching this segment. Watching Donald Trump makes me throw up every time I see him. It’s an involuntary reaction. Seeing Donald Trump or hearing his voice makes me nauseous.
Nevertheless, Donald Trump NEVER said that people should try injecting Lysol or bleach into their bodies.
He ASKED one of his “medical experts” a series of questions.
He asked whether ultraviolet light applied externally or internally to the body which is, of course, clearly ridiculous and probably 100% fatal if it were done intravenously.
‘The medical “expert,” obviously pandering to Trump’s vanity, answered the question in a manner that did not automatically reject the insane idea of somehow using UV light inside the lungs.
Then he said, “And then I see the disinfectant….that knocks it out in a minute and IS THERE A WAY THAT WE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BY INJECTION INSIDE…OR…OR ALMOST A CLEANING BECAUSE YOU SEE IT GETS IN THE LUNGS AND YOU SEE IT DOES A TREMENDOUS NUMBER ON THE LUNGS, SO IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO CHECK THAT. SO THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO USE MEDICAL DOCTORS BUT IT SOUNDS INTERESTING TO ME.”
He never used the word “bleach.” He never used the word “Lysol.” He never suggested that anyone should try to do this on their own, never saying that anyone should drink bleach or inject it into their bodies.
HE ASKED A REALLY STUPID QUESTION but that was all he did. He asked a question.
Here’s the problem with that: we are not accustomed to watching the president of the United States thinking out loud and asking questions on national television.
Think about it. Until this clown took over, presidents have never asked questions in public. The president of the United States is the Ultimate Answer Man. Presidents answer questions. They don’t ask them.
(They may have occasionally asked rhetorical questions but that’s exactly what they were, rhetorical devices. They would always then go on to answer the question they just asked. Occasionally, during a press conference, a president might ask a reporter to clarify a question….but that’s it.)
Presidents don’t ask questions in front of the whole world. It makes them look weak, ill-informed and, frankly, stupid ….and every politician knows this.
The brand manager for Lysol jumped all over this. Maybe Trump mentioned Lysol at some other point in the press conference (I refuse to subject myself to the entire recording, thank you very much,) If he did, he’s even more ignorant than I fear he is. If he didn’t, Lysol just scooped up a few million dollars worth of free publicity by asking people not to inject or drink their product.
However, the hue and cry over this snippet from a two-hour press conference is all out of proportion.and gives the incumbent another cudgel with which he can thrash the news media.
Trump simply didn’t say what everyone said he said.
He did, however, suggest the absurd idea that injecting a disinfectant might help people suffering from the Coronvirus….and perhaps the people in the news media were concerned about the possibility that some of Trump’s fans might actually try this at home, fearing that they might just be stupid enough to do it. Let’s hope those individuals – the ones who actually try drinking or injecting bleach – haven’t made their contribution to the gene pool yet
Trump deserves all the ridicule he’s getting for being so ignorant that he would even make the suggestion of injecting a disinfectant into the human body. Disinfectants are almost exclusively used as topical preparations, to be used ON the body, not in it.
At one point in the clip, Trump says that’s he’s not a doctor. That’s a fact…one of the few indisputable facts that Trump has ever uttered…and he should give us all a break by not trying to play doctor on national television.
Responding to the adverse reaction his comment, Trump now claims that he was being sarcastic.
That’s another outright lie. He was quite obviously being very serious and not sarcastic at all. We all know what Trump looks and sounds like when he’s being sarcastic and he wasn’t displaying those traits in that segment of the broadcast.
Donald Trump has no sense of humor. He’s very funny but it is an inadvertent funniness.
One of the characteristics that all great comedians have in common is empathy….and Trump doesn’t have any.
This may be giving aid and comfort to the enemy – and Trump is the enemy of everything good about America…but let me give you some advice, Mr. President:
Stop trying to be funny. You’re no good at it and you never will be. You have terrible timing and two tin ears. You’re a joke but you are not a funny man.
That said, will you all anti-Trumpersl please check your facts before you jump on these god damned stupid fucking bandwagons. You make the rest of us look like idiots by association.