[ Editor’s Note: I at first thought this was one of Kevin’s Disassociated Press satires until I read further down to see it was not. You just can’t make this sh_t up.
This reveals that the White House staff has no control over them whatsoever. They are doing nothing when he needs to be professionally evaluate. That said, could it be that Trump is just goofing on us all, saying stuff like this just to hog the media which has always been his most often used political tactic to drown out hi critics.
Fortunately the Lysol people and the EPA we quick to go on record NOT to take our all omnipotent President’s advice.
– First published … April 04, 2020 –
Daily Beast: Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read—the manufacturer behind disinfectants Lysol and Dettol has pleaded with the public to ignore the president of the United States and refrain from drinking their toxic heavy-duty cleaning products.
— Richard Angwin (@RichardAngwin) April 24, 2020
During the Thursday coronavirus press briefing, President Trump pondered, out loud and in front of several television cameras, whether injecting disinfectant into human bodies could be a good way to fight the deadly virus.
What's disgraceful is standing in front of the nation spreading bad information, suggesting people should inject Lysol to kill COVID-19.
You're a complete idiot. pic.twitter.com/f7tmxXAv07
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 24, 2020
On Friday, the maker of Lysol said that due to “recent speculation,” it wanted to urge people not to ingest their disinfectants. “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,)” the Reckitt Benckiser Group said in a statement early Friday, adding: “Please read the label and safety information.”
Later on Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also cautioned against following the president’s suggestion, saying in a statement reported by the Associated Press: “Never apply the product to yourself or others. Do not ingest disinfectant products.”
Improper use of Disinfectants
Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
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). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.
We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit Covid-19facts.com.
For more information on our response to COVID-19, visit this link: Coronavirus information