The President on Thursday did one thing so extremely weird, some people are having bother wrapping their heads round it. After listening to from a Division of Homeland Safety official about methods the biology of the novel coronavirus was being studied and the virus’ susceptibility to daylight and ultraviolet rays within the air and to disinfectants on nonporous strong surfaces, akin to doorknobs, the President mused aloud about injecting ultraviolet rays and disinfectant into the human physique.
“After which I stated supposing you introduced the sunshine contained in the physique, you may — which you are able to do, both by way of the pores and skin or in another manner….Then I see the disinfectant knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a manner we will do one thing like that by injection inside or nearly a cleansing. Since you see it will get within the lungs,” Trump stated.
In reality, whereas making an attempt to spin this, the President even stated to a reporter that absolutely the reporter understood he was being sarcastic as a result of the President had stated it proper to him. And the reporter advised the President he had not been there on the time.
“Some medical doctors felt they wanted to make clear that, after you …” the reporter stated.
“Properly, after all, all they needed to do was hear — simply you do not know the best way it was requested. I used to be taking a look at you,” Trump stated.
“No sir. I wasn’t there yesterday,” the reporter stated.
We’re working out of phrases to explain this period. Republicans in Congress and within the Trump administration know that not solely is the President failing to rise to this second to, for instance, get the nation on a path to broad unfold testing, the President’s now making open ponderings about therapies that consultants fear may really hurt individuals.
His a-scientific, anti-scientific musings have been harmful. We noticed this along with his weeks of downplaying the virus. Two months in the past right this moment, the President stated he’d performed an excellent job because the US had solely 15 instances which might quickly go all the way down to nearly zero. Then the President was pushing the usage of hydroxychloroquine. “What have you ever obtained to lose,” he stated. Properly, the FDA on Friday issued a warning towards the usage of that drug exterior a hospital or a medical trial because of the danger of coronary heart rhythm issues.
Republican leaders have to acknowledge the fact of the state of affairs. They should intervene. They should persuade President Trump to defer to the consultants and concentrate on the wants of not his ego however the sick and the dying and the individuals making an attempt to take care of them.
There may be going to be a historical past of this period written and people who are pretending this irresponsibility will not be taking place, they are going to be remembered as villains.