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Trump Thinks His Job Is Brainstorming Miracle Coronavirus Cures

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24.04.2020

President Trump, encouraged by research suggesting that sunlight can kill the coronavirus, excitedly speculated last night that perhaps a new cure could be found by somehow bringing sunlight into the body of an infected patient. The possibility of a breakthrough cure excited him enough that he proposed another method, injecting disinfectant into the lungs somehow.

Trump’s defenders, straining to locate a justification, have seized on the response that Trump was not actually urging his audience to try out his notions in their homes. “Trump used the word ‘inject,’ but what he meant was using a process — which he left ‘medical doctors’ to define — in which patients’ lungs might be cleared of the virus, given new knowledge about its response to light and other factors,” insists Breitbart’s Joel Pollak. “Apparently there is no accusation too crazy for Trump’s critics to believe.” On the right, the controversy has become more evidence of liberal bias. “How obeisant and dumb do some people think Trump voters are?” complains Mark Hemingway.

But it was not just the elite liberal media that worried some people would misunderstand Trump’s advice. The makers of Lysol, a product which is not known to be an organ of the left, were forced to rush out a public statement instructing consumers not to inject its products into their bodies.

It is true that Trump did not mean to steer his audience to try home remedies. But........

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