Yesterday, the T-Rump descended even further than can be decently imagined down that escalator of cruel-insanity by advising us Americans to inject Lysol/detergent into our veins to combat COVID-19. A totally-fucked spectacle at his briefing/rally. Most-likely the major news story today.
I missed the real-time event, even in delayed clips via Twitter, and didn’t catch what really happened until this morning. The fucking POTUS recommended a known toxic killer as medicine — a lying reversal: ‘“We can’t have the cure be worse than the problem.”‘
Asshole! A scene from a deranged movie. Non-fiction getting the best of fiction. An obvious example in the ‘you can’t make this shit up‘ genre.
Today, the T-Rump side-waddled what he’d said, claiming he was being sarcastic. Watch a clip at the Guardian, and see how the whole event plays out, especially note the sorrowful, near-shock look off Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, and the camera guy focus in on her as the shit sprouts from the T-Rump mouth-hole. Horrifying display of way-big mental problems of the T-Rump, and his affect/effect on all of us, including the people around him.
No sarcasm present at all, just the normal drone of a way-way ignorant lazy-ass fuck.
In that respect, this clip of pure-gibberish today from the T-Rump lying about ‘sarcastic’ noise and the ‘fake new media,’ presents another view — main focal point, starting at about a minute into the gibberish, somehow becoming the hands of the guy behind the T-Rump, to the left, and his fingers, grasping/un-grasping, the knuckles tapping together, the whole lunacy playing in a couple of mitts:
Anderson Cooper played it out (via The Daily Beast this afternoon):
“What you just heard is the president of the United States just lying, right there,” Anderson Cooper said after playing footage from the Oval Office of President Donald Trump attempting to walk back his dangerous suggestion that injecting disinfectants could help cure the coronavirus.
When reporters asked him to clarify his comments on Friday, Trump claimed, “I was asking a very sarcastic question to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside, but it does kill it and it would kill it on the hands and it would make things much better.”
“It’s fascinating because he’s lying about something that we all witnessed, just yesterday, of him talking to his own coronavirus task force about doing research into injecting bleach, disinfectants into people, somehow cleaning them from the inside,” the CNN anchor continued.
“And now the president is claiming he was speaking sarcastically to reporters. There was no sarcasm. We have the tape.”
And a reminder how the T-Rump works — this also from the Guardian today:
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!”
Read the whole piece, etc., there’s background details on that Grenon guy, a lying grifter like the T-Rump. The article does end with this graph: ‘On Friday Trump claimed he was being “sarcastic” in his remarks but there is no evidence to back up that claim and he appeared entirely serious as he made them.‘
How can this not be obvious to every American — T-Rump needs to go!