16 Internet Responses to Trump Disinfectant Recommendation

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“Disinfectant Donnie” Now Claims “Sarcasm”

April 24th, 2020 – On Thursday evening, President Trump spent a good portion of his Coronavirus press briefing/campaign rally musing over whether it would be possible for disinfectants and UV light to be injected into the human body to kill the virus. By Friday morning, jokes calling out the novel idea had taken over Twitter.

“Lysol,” “#InjectDisinfectant,” “#DontDrinkBleach,” and “disinfectant” were the top four trends on Twitter with “TrumpIsNotADoctor,” “Tide Pods,” “#DisinfectantDonnie,” and “#25thAmendmentNow” also making the rounds.

For those who missed the brainstorming session, Trump suggested the potential disinfectant treatment after senior Department of Homeland Security official Bill Bryan displayed poster boards highlighting various experiments as well as best practices for Americans to use.

While Lysol, medical professionals, and most members of Congress have put out statements urging people not to inject disinfectants into their body, other people have taken the president’s suggestion and satired their way to a cure.

Like most Trump fumbles, his staff and supporters scrambled to defend and explain what he actually meant; putting blame on the media and liberals for taking his words out of context. Then, right on time, President Trump cripples their talking points by saying he was just joking about the whole thing.

Breitbart quickly cobbled together a “fact check” article claiming Trump didn’t propose injecting people with disinfectant. Joel B. Pollak quotes the president as saying “And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it [the virus] out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside, or almost a cleaning, cause you see it gets in the lungs.” The conservative writer then followed up by saying “At no time did Trump actually propose injecting patients with disinfectant.”

The administration’s latest press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, also doubled down on the claim that Trump was taken out of context. This afternoon, however, the president put his own spin on the medical musing saying he was simply being “sarcastic.”

“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,” Trump said.

Please don’t inject yourselves with disinfectants, but would you kindly vote Funny or Offensive on the jokes?

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