Trump tries to walk back speculation about injecting disinfectants to fight coronavirus, claims he was being sarcastic
President Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back his dangerous and unfounded speculation about whether injecting disinfectants can help to treat Covid-19.
Experts, health officials and the maker of Lysol, a household disinfectant brand, urged Americans not to attempt to inject or consume the cleaning product after the president raised the idea at a White House press briefing on Thursday night.
“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,” Trump said Friday. He added that it was a “very sarcastic question to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside.”
At the Thursday press briefing, Trump said: “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute. One minute.”
“Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]