Trump is a f**king idiot

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Donald Trump has been widely condemned after suggesting disinfectant could be injected into patients as a possible treatment for coronavirus (Covid-19). But condemned isn’t good enough. We need to go further and reject the normalisation of Trump’s ludicrous and dangerous rhetoric and say it loud and clear: Trump is a fucking idiot.

‘Mind-blowing nonsense’

Trump noted that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on coronavirus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that”.

William Bryan of the Department of Homeland Security science and technology unit said health officials were not considering such treatment.

It’s not just the fact that Trump is pushing such idiotic and dangerous ideas, though; it’s that the people around him don’t immediately jump in to stop him. And it’s that, for years, the media establishment has helped to normalise his presence in the world of politics.

‘Seek help from qualified professionals’, not Trump

Meanwhile, the company which makes Dettol insisted that there are “no circumstance[s]” under which people should inject or consume disinfectants. The company stated:

As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route).

And Parastou Donyai, director of pharmacy practice and professor of social and cognitive pharmacy at the University of Reading, said:

What is shocking about these latest comments is that they completely bypass other important facts about injections too.

Not only will home-made injections bruise, burn, or block the veins, they will almost certainly also introduce new infections straight into the body, the very thing people are desperate to avoid.

People worried about the coronavirus or Covid-19 should seek help from a qualified doctor or pharmacist, and not take unfounded and off-the-cuff comments as actual advice.

This. Is. Not. OK.

Trump is a product of a putrid political environment, where his main establishment opponent wants to beat him mainly on the basis that he’s slightly less horrible. But in 2016, that strategy failed. And it put Trump – one of the biggest idiots to have ever run for office – in power.

It’s time to say ‘this situation is not OK’. It’s time to fight for a real alternative.

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    1. I wouldn’t drink bleach or have Dettol injected into me if I had the virus, but I would think doing ‘lines’ of dried anti-dandruff shampoo should be pretty effective, don’t you reckon? Just pour some onto a surface and leave it there and then when it’s coagulated just use a razor blade to make it into dust and inhale it like coke. In the David Duchovny comedy film Evolution they used H&S to wipe out an alien bacteria pretty effectively, and they must have done _some_ research for that?

      I’ll be in touch with Trump in the morning about this. I could save his bacon. It seems weird no one else has suggested it, don’t you think?

      Maybe T-Gel is even better.

    2. Its wonderful Trump is out in the open instead of behind some clever voice. I notice the US Governors are just ignoring him about returning to work even as he changes his mind hourly.
      He could be clever like Boris Johnson in fooling around with the ideas.
      I”ve never seen so many good voices speaking out against what Trump says. Its a massive plus for democracy.
      I remember when anyone who spoke out against the Status Quo was considered a oddball. Now the leaders look like utter nut cases.
      It couldn’t be better for us!!

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