Reckitt Benckiser, the British company that makes cleaning products like Lysol and Dettol, has issued a statement warning consumers against ingesting or injecting disinfectants.
The company said it needed to issue the advice after “recent speculation” about using disinfectants to treat the new coronavirus.
And if you saw the news from the White House last night, you know why the maker of Lysol would have to do such a stupid thing.
The so-called “recent speculation” wasn’t from some random idiot who thought he should drink bleach. It was from America’s most powerful idiot, President Donald Trump—the same guy who has sole launch authority over a stockpile of nuclear weapons that could destroy all life on Earth within about 30 minutes.
Trump held his daily COVID-19 briefing Thursday night, just as he has for weeks, ranting and raving about things that he’s completely unqualified to talk about.
But last evening’s briefing was particularly unhinged, especially when the president started talking about possible treatments for the disease that has so far sickened over 869,000 Americans and killed 49,963, as of Friday morning.
President Trump is clearly using his daily press conferences as free TV exposure and actually makes viewers less informed about America’s coronavirus crisis with his bizarre bouts of verbal diarrhea.
According to the New York Times, Trump looks forward to the briefings, though he only “rarely” participates in the task force meetings that happen just before the cameras go on.
“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said on Thursday about ways that you could treat covid-19.”
“And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”