It was precisely one 12 months in the past Friday when then-President Donald Trump delivered what could have been the wildest few moments in presidential historical past.
As the nation battled the coronavirus pandemic, Trump went on tv and delivered what may solely be described as medical improv. He mentioned authorities scientists could be testing “very powerful light” contained in the physique to kill the virus, in addition to disinfectant taken “by injection” which might be “almost a cleaning.”
Trump later claimed he was being “sarcastic,” although he made the remarks throughout a nationally televised information convention in the midst of a pandemic. However, his comments were followed by a rise in accidental poisonings involving disinfectants reminiscent of bleach, one thing Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was not on the information convention, later admitted he was frightened would occur.
“I just said, ‘Oh, my goodness gracious,’” Fauci said on CNN in January. “I could just see what’s going to happen: You’re going to have people who hear that from the president and they’re going to start doing dangerous and foolish things.”
Trump, nevertheless, denied any accountability:
Trump’s feedback brought about the makers of Lysol to warn “that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route.”
One 12 months later, Twitter customers nonetheless couldn’t imagine it occurred:
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