A lot of people say that Donald Trump has done great things for this nation. Now, don’t ask them to list those things because all they can show you is memes, but they truly believe that he is a good president, and intelligent to boot. To them, Trump is not the one responsible for this, which is why all the China rhetoric is still circulating. While coronavirus was coming whether Trump was president or not, the response effort was handled by Trump, so we know it could have been much better.
Thursday, the simpleton suggested that Americans could combat the deadly virus by drinking or shooting up disinfectants like Lysol, and by Friday, the NYC Poison Control Center had recorded a jump in reports for disinfectant poisonings.
NY Daily News reporter Anna Sanders tweeted this:
NYC Poison Control Center saw 30 cases of exposure to Lysol, bleach & other cleaners in 18 hours after Trump’s suggestion disinfectant might be used to treat coronavirus
That’s more than double during same period in 2019, per health dept
Thankfully no hospitalizations or deaths pic.twitter.com/fVAUvGmuwM
— Anna Sanders 🌈💌 (@AnnaESanders) April 24, 2020
This is unreal. Not only is Trump getting his idiotic supporters into seriously dangerous situations, but those supporters then inflict their ignorance on their unsuspecting loved ones.
According to CNN:
President Donald Trump lied Friday when he said he was being “sarcastic” when he asked medical experts on Thursday to look into the possibility of injecting disinfectant as a treatment for the coronavirus.
Doctors and the company that makes Lysol and Dettol warned that injecting or ingesting disinfectants is dangerous. But when Trump was asked about the comments during a bill signing on Friday, he said, “I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen.”
He then suggested he was talking about disinfectants that can safely be rubbed on people’s hands. And then he returned to the sarcasm explanation, saying it was “a very sarcastic question to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside.”
A reporter noted that he had asked his medical experts to look into it. Trump responded: “No, no, no, no — to look into whether or not sun and disinfectant on the hands, but whether or not sun can help us.”
People on Twitter were pretty amusing in their replies to the president’s madness. You can see what people are saying below: