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White House blames media of manipulating Trump’s ‘disinfectant’ remarks on COVID-19 cure

The White House on Friday refused to accept the criticism against President Donald Trump saying his apparent suggestion that disinfectant could be injected to treat patients with COVID-19 was taken out of context.

During a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Trump mulled over that scientists might investigate ways of injecting disinfectant to cure the deadly virus – comments that sparked outrage among experts.

“Leave it to the media to irresponsibly take President Trump out of context and run with negative headlines,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

“President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterday’s briefing.”

The briefing of the White House was focused on research findings suggesting the virus was quickly destroyed by sunlight, raising hopes the pandemic could ease as the northern hemisphere as summer starts. The presentation also discussed the disinfectants that can kill the novel coronavirus.

That prompted US President to speculate about whether it would be possible to bring “the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way.”

“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute,” Trump continued. “Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”

“Because, you see, it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs,” Trump continued, apparently referring to disinfectant. “So it would be interesting to check that out.”

Samra Mazhar

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