For most of his life as a salesman, President Donald Trump has marketed real estate, steaks, casinos, a fake university, wine, and vodka, but nothing the irredeemable pitchman has tried to hawk measures up to his latest routine as he speculated on a possible new cure for coronavirus.
With lives at stake in the middle of a generational health crisis, Trump floated the idea of zapping sick patients with UV light or injecting disinfectant into their lungs to cure them of COVID-19.
“Maybe you can, maybe you can’t. Again I say maybe you can, maybe you can’t. I’m not a doctor. I’m like a person who has a good you-know-what,” Trump said, pointing to his head.
That led the Reckitt Benckiser Group, which produces Lysol, to flatly announce on its website that “under no circumstance” should disinfectant be administered into the human body. Washington state’s emergency management agency warned against eating Tide pods or injecting disinfectant, tweeting, “don’t make a bad situation worse.”
Please don't eat tide pods or inject yourself with any kind of disinfectant.
Just don't make a bad situation worse.
— WA Emergency Management (@waEMD) April 23, 2020
Trump’s comments are horrifying, so please follow health experts’ advice.