Trump claims disinfectant remarks were 'sarcastic question to reporters'

Trump claims disinfectant remarks were 'sarcastic question to reporters'

Trump claims disinfectant remarks were 'sarcastic question to reporters'

"As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that", the president said. "And I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it", Trump said, looking over to Bryan.

Sky News host Chris Kenny says US President Donald Trump's latest COVID-19 update is freaky, very interesting and one which is certainly "worth a look".

"I mean, certainly, fever is a good thing". And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you're going to test that too.

"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute", Trump said. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or nearly a cleaning? From a medical professional perspective, it is really important people use appropriate treatments that are evidence-based and tested. "Sounds interesting", he continued before asking about an "injection" of "disinfectant" into patients.

"But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute, that's, that's pretty powerful".

"The President was actually reflecting on advice from medical experts who say the virus is very susceptible to heat, light and disinfectant, and he encouraged this continuing medical research on new treatments", Mr Kenny said.

The media might defend their alarmism by pointing to the man who died after eating chloroquine phosphate, a fish-tank cleaner chemically related to the malaria drug chloroquine, supposedly because the president had championed the latter as a treatment for coronavirus.

That clarification came after ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked Bryan about whether Trump had proposed injecting a person with "bleach and isopropyl alcohol".

"But I don't think we need to assume that".

On Friday, the president went on to maintain that he was asking his medical officials to "look into whether or not sun and disinfectant on the hands can help us". Trump supporters denied the President had said any such things and accused the media of fabricating things, but the White House's own video and transcript confirmed the following exchange from the live briefing: Trump: ...

The White House sought to pin the backlash on the media, issuing a statement that accused the press of taking Trump's remarks out of context.

The president made the claim that he hadn't been serious at a Friday signing ceremony for Covid-19 relief legislation, a few hours after White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Newsweek in a statement that the president's remarks had been "irresponsibly" taken out of context by reporters for the objective of creating "negative headlines". Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, was seen reacting to the president's remarks on Thursday. The surreal exchange came even as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic crossed 50,000 amid the discovery that the Covid-19 virus may have arrived in America and spread more widely and much earlier than known, with the date of the first known death moved up to February 6 in California.

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