Donald Trump has denied responsibility for Americans ingesting disinfectants after Maryland governor Larry Hogan said he had received calls asking about it as a weapon against coronavirus in the wake of the president suggesting it could be an effective remedy during a briefing last week.
Trump has meanwhile deleted several angry, misspelled tweets attacking the media over its negative coverage of the federal response to the crisis after they were met with criticism and mockery, with CNN anchor Jake Tapper describing his posting of a deepfake video as indecent and obscene.
In his latest White House press conference on Covid-19, the president announced a new plan to roll out national testing for the virus as several key states commenced their gradual reopening from lockdown.
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Trump denies responsibility for people ingesting disinfectantsDonald Trump has denied responsibility for Americans ingesting disinfectants after Maryland governor Larry Hogan said he had received calls asking about it as a weapon against coronavirus in the wake of the president suggesting it could be an effective remedy during a briefing last week.
The president said he could not imagine where the public got the idea from when asked about it last night by reporter Brian Karem, a brazen response even for him.
As you will no doubt recall, Trump tasked Dr Deborah Birx, the coronavirus task force’s co-ordinator, with investigating the impact consuming toxic materials might have on the virus during Thursdays White House press briefing before claiming the following day he was raising the matter sarcastically to test the reaction of reporters he believes to be biased against him.
Here’s John T Bennett’s report.
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- 28 April 2020 09:49
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- 28 April 2020 09:39