Pretty Much Everyone Is Dumbstruck By Trump’s New COVID ‘Cures’

Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx listens as President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on April 20, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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April 24, 2020 11:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump left everybody stunned during his press conference on Thursday evening when he claimed that exposure to UV light and using disinfectant as a vaccine would cure COVID-19.

Trump’s own health expert on the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, was visibly flabbergasted.

A close-up video of Birx in the background of the briefing showed the doctor blinking at Trump in total shock before staring off into the distance as he told America that injecting the many lethal chemicals found in disinfectant into the bloodstream ought to cure the virus.

The morning after #TidePodPresident and #DontDrinkBleach began trending on Twitter, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a not-so-subtle warning Friday against “administering any treatment/ medication to yourself or a loved one.”

Others were similarly shell-shocked by the President’s, uh, theory, including Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden and George Conway, the husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway. Doctors and others also weighed in. And the parent company of Lysol, Reckitt Benckiser, had to warn consumers that their product does not, in fact, belong inside the human body.

Even Washington’s emergency management agency had to remind residents not to do what the President suggested:

And comedian Sarah Cooper had a pitch-perfect reenactment of Trump’s musings:

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