President Donald Trump is threatening to stop the daily White Home coronavirus instructions– not since of public protest over his remarks about injecting disinfectants, or since his statements are being used against him in Joe Biden attack ads– but because press reporters ask too many “hostile questions.”
Trump required to Twitter Saturday evening to criticize the instructions, saying they are no longer “worth the time,” although he did note they get “record rankings.”
” What is the function of having White Home News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks absolutely nothing however hostile concerns, & then declines to report the truth or truths accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get absolutely nothing however Phony News. Not worth the time & effort,” Trump tweeted at 6: 01 p.m. ET.
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What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing however hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or realities properly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
The president’s remarks came a day after he walked back a questionable declaration about injecting disinfectants into people to combat COVID-19
” I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” Trump said, according to the White House records from Thursday evening’s rundown.
After he drifted the concept, health authorities and disinfectant makers scrambled to warn the public against such uses.
” Under no circumstance needs to our disinfectant products be administered into the body (through injection, intake or any other path),” Lysol composed in a prolonged statement Friday on Twitter.
Trump later said he was joking when he made the comments. “I was asking a concern sardonically to reporters like you, just to see what would take place,” he informed reporters Friday at an Oval Office bill signing.
Still, the New York City Toxin Nerve center stated require direct exposure to household chemicals surged right after Trump’s remarks. An agency spokesperson informed the New york city Daily News that the center was informed of “30 cases of possible exposure to disinfectants in between 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday.” That’s compared to 13 cases over the very same period in 2015.
NYC Poison Control now has a warning on the front page of its website saying: “Do not ingest or inject Lysol or any other disinfectant as a treatment for COVID-19 Home disinfectants are toxic and can cause major damage or even death if swallowed or injected.”