#TrumpIsALaughingStock is trending nationwide, and the whole world is laughing at him
Today, the President’s press conference ended much earlier than previous briefings. Many speculated that it was due to tremendous embarrassment as President Donald Trump had to field questions about his comments about using disinfectant to treat coronavirus.
#TrumpIsALaughingStock is the trending political topic on Twitter right now and artists and citizens alike have joined together to ridicule the President’s poor handling and advice of Donald Trump.
— DavaStarr (@DavaStarr) April 24, 2020
Journalist Yamiche Alcindor tweeted about the brevity of the press conference. Tweeting: “Wow. WH briefing is over. That was much shorter than usual. Today’s lasted 21 minutes. President Trump took no questions from reporters after officials spoke and after he’s been under pressure all day after his comments about injecting disinfectants and lights to cure COVID-19.”
Others tweeted their secondhand embarrassment – ashamed that they even have to call Donald Trump their President.
One woman reenacted Trump’s comments about disinfectant in a TikTok video:
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) April 24, 2020
The President later told The Washington Post he made his comments “sarcastically to reporters” to “see what would happen.”
He says he was being sarcastic, but then finishes off by saying there was a big study that the sun and heat can kill the virus in a minute…. and disinfectant.#TrumpIsALaughingStock pic.twitter.com/ySOPGFpa3R
— Phil Turton (@phillyt1) April 25, 2020
Another creator online edited a video to display how continuously the President lies:
— Jimin❤️RM (@Minjoon910) April 25, 2020
— The Truth Is Out There (@drmom247) April 24, 2020
@DrMom247 said: “As an American, I am very embarrassed and resent all those MAGAts who voted for the circus clown.”
People around the globe are also shaking their heads at the American President. A video shared online shows Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy fighting off some chuckles when asked about Trump’s comments.
“I would caution against the injection of disinfectant. It can be quite toxic to people,” said Murphy.
Trump Suggests Injecting Disinfectant Will Clear The Virus ‘In A Minute’
During what was supposed to be an informative press conference turned into another idiotic-viral moment from the President. Yesterday, President Donald Trump suggested scientists should explore injecting disinfectants as a possible treatment. This wild thought process came after a Homeland Security official spoke about how disinfectants have been effective in cleaning surfaces.
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) April 23, 2020
It is clear that President Trump’s elementary-understanding about science and health had him confused about how and where these “disinfectants” are safely utilized. Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and global health policy expert called the President’s statements “exceptionally dangerous.” Adding: “There’s people who hang on to every word of the president.” Trump emphasized that he thought the disinfectant and exposure to UV or sunlight may be effective in wiping the virus out. “Maybe you can. Maybe you can’t. I’m not a doctor. I’m, like, a person who has a good you-know-what,” Trump said, gesturing at his head.
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