The idiot president floats more dangerous ideas

Donald Trump is a menace to people’s health. There is no other way to describe his ridiculous suggestions about treating the coronavirus at yesterday’s White House briefing where he floated the kinds of crazy rumors that float around the internet as worth testing, such as injecting oneself with bleach or disinfectant or somehow ‘hit’ the body with light inside it, no doubt because he heard somewhere that bleach kills bacteria and viruses and that sunlight is the best disinfectant.

“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute,” Trump said. “One minute! And is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”

He tries to get the support of the head of his Task Force Dr. Deborah Blix and you can see from her expression that she realizes that she is dealing with an idiot.

So where did he get this crazy idea of using bleach? It appears that a group promoting this wrote to him just a few days before yesterday’s briefing.

The leader of the most prominent group in the US peddling potentially lethal industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus wrote to Donald Trump at the White House this week.

In his letter, Mark Grenon told Trump that chlorine dioxide – a powerful bleach used in industrial processes such as textile manufacturing that can have fatal side-effects when drunk – is “a wonderful detox that can kill 99% of the pathogens in the body”. He added that it “can rid the body of Covid-19”.

A few days after Grenon dispatched his letter, Trump went on national TV at his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday and promoted the idea that disinfectant could be used as a treatment for the virus. To the astonishment of medical experts, the US president said that disinfectant “knocks it out in a minute. One minute!”

Grenon styles himself as “archbishop” of Genesis II – a Florida-based outfit that claims to be a church but which in fact is the largest producer and distributor of chlorine dioxide bleach as a “miracle cure” in the US. He brands the chemical as MMS, “miracle mineral solution”, and claims fraudulently that it can cure 99% of all illnesses including cancer, malaria, HIV/Aids as well as autism.

Since the start of the pandemic, Genesis II has been marketing MMS as a cure to coronavirus. It advises users, including children, to mix three to six drops of bleach in water and drink it.

The negative response from the medical community was swift and furious and even bleach manufacturers, no doubt fearing that they would be blamed for any deaths, were quick to distance themselves from Trump’s insane suggestions. We have come to the stage where we have to warn people not to inject themselves with bleach and other disinfectants, things that no sane person would think of doing, because the idiot president floated this dangerous idea.

Trump now claims he was being sarcastic. Yeah, right. That is his usual way of backtracking to try to save face when he realizes that even he has gone too far.

This video shows even more clearly how insane Trump’s comments were.


  1. blf says

    Trump is teh “President” in formalism only. Teh eejit is better refereed to as teh “occupant” of the position or of “Wacko House” (“occupant” terminology from AOC & others: The Squad: progressive Democrats reveal how they got their name). If you have to call or quote him as “teh president [sic]”, I suggest adding a sic as shown (and also not capitalising the name of the position teh eejit is occupying); I myself also deliberately use “teh” instead of “the”, as shown, when referring to teh eejit or the formal position he unfortunately occupies.

  2. Bruce says

    Remember, when you want to inject your former friends or relatives with bleach or other poisons, you need the supervision of MEDICAL doctors, not doctors of law or literature.

  3. garnetstar says

    Concentrated Chlorox is dangerous enough, it causes skin burns and acute injuries. Higher concentrations of a much stronger bleach that is banned from all consumer products because it’s so much worse?

    I thought that someone had told Trump the line about “the cure is worse than the disease.” I guess he thinks that’s only true for the economy, and doesn’t apply to people’s lives.

    Why not set yourself on fire? That would kill the virus too. And, if Trump promoted that, there are some people who would do it, and die from it.

  4. publicola says

    Never a dull moment with this guy. When he gives his daily side-show, he should be wearing a carnival barker’s outfit. If he wasn’t so dangerous he would be funny.

  5. Sam N says

    I wonder if maybe this one will finally be able to eat away at his 40% approval. I think more-so than his claims of absolute authority, that many of his supporters enjoy (showing jaw-dropping hypocrisy), Trump will be ridiculed for this until the end of his life because I even see his sycophantic supporters acknowledge in various online venues that the suggestion was mind-numbingly stupid.

  6. mnb0 says

    Really, the evil guy within me wishes that many people who, you know, seriously listen to Donald the Clown actually try it. The more do the less will vote for him next elections.

  7. johnson catman says

    That The Orange Toddler-Tyrant is supposed to be giving a daily update on the most dire crisis that the country has faced in a century should be reason enough to treat the situation with seriousness. We already know that he is not qualified to handle the situation, and we know that he wasn’t being sarcastic. To claim that he was being “sarcastic” means he obviously doesn’t take the updates seriously. So he is 1) an idiot for making such claims, 2) an uncaring fool for not taking the situation seriously, and 3) an incompetent liar for assuming we can’t see right through him. He is wasting the country’s time with his daily ego stroke.

  8. dogfightwithdogma says

    His claim that he was being sarcastic is an obvious lie. We can and should add this lie to the more than 18,000 lies and misrepresentations he has told since becoming president.

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