This is—and I know I’m about to blow your mind here—a lie. https://t.co/ZhRHQf5FNM— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) April 24, 2020
ALERT🚨: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.— Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
Trump claims he was being sarcastic yesterday when he suggested one might inject disinfectant into one's body as a covid-19 cure. President says he wanted "to see what would happen," per WH pooler @chrisjohnson82.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 24, 2020
"What do you have to lose?"
.@realDonaldTrump questions how Dr. Rick Bright can file a whistleblower complaint - because everyone knows who he is.— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) April 24, 2020
Sooper-legal genius presses on.
Earlier, the press secretary and other defenders said he was taken out of context and hadn’t really said it. https://t.co/N9zonhmODo— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 24, 2020
One excuse is as good as another, n'est pas?
Playbook:— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 24, 2020
“I’M JUST HERE TO PRESENT IDEAS,” @realDonaldTrump said to @PhilipRucker when Phil posited, quite accurately, that “people tuning in to [the White House] briefings, they want to get information and guidance and want to know what to do. They’re not looking for rumors.”
We would also accept "I take no responsibility."
When Trump said he was speaking at West Point, that was news to everyone including West Point, which didn’t know plan was finalized https://t.co/vav4zwz6n5 w/@EricSchmittNYT— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) April 24, 2020
By June it will have disappeared, like a miracle.
Trump adds: “So I said, how do we do it inside the body or even outside the body with the hands - and disinfect, I think would work. .. Maybe there’s something there.”— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 24, 2020
"I'M JUST HERE TO PRESENT IDEAS."
On Fox News, @BretBaier is clearly skeptical of Trump's "I-was-being-sarcastic" excuse:— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) April 24, 2020
“That’s not how it looked in the briefing, and not how it came across in the briefing. What’s problematic for this President is that sometimes he goes on these riffs."
This really cannot be said too often. Nor, sadly, can this:I found them enraging not because they were just dumb and not because they betray a ludicrous comprehension of medicine and science. I found them enraging because 50,000 deaths in, he's taking about as much interest as I would in watching an ant colony take on a wasp. 2/-— billbindc (@BillBindc) April 24, 2020
I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 24, 2020