Trump Facing Huge Backlash for Injecting Disinfectant Comments

Trump Facing Huge Backlash for Injecting Disinfectant Comments

There’s been a major, worldwide backlash against President Donald Trump following his comments on Thursday about Coronavirus. The President made the bizarre claim that injecting disinfectant might get rid of the virus, prompting widespread criticism and scorn.

Trump suggested getting UV light into the body would help fight Covid-19 before making remarks that quickly went viral.

“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that has not been checked but you’re going to test it,” he said.

“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.”

“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute,” Trump said. “One minute! And is there a way we can do something by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs . . . so it’d be interesting to check that.”

Doctors and health officials around the world quickly condemned Trump and explained that no-one should infect disinfectant into their bodies unless they wanted to die. Lung specialist Dr Vin Gupta made that clear to NBC News.

“This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it’s dangerous,” Gupta said. “It’s a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves.”

John Balmes, a pulmonologist at San Francisco General Hospital, said “Inhaling chlorine bleach would be absolutely the worst thing for the lungs.”

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor