No, Trump didn’t tell Americans infected with the coronavirus to drink bleach

By Jessica Calefati – July 11, 2020 – for Politifact.com

My cmnt: It needs to be remembered – vividly – that old Joe emphatically stated that when he’s president he will defeat Covid-19 by following the “science”. Old Blow Hole Joe also told us that any president that allowed hundreds of thousands of deaths from Covid under his watch should be removed from office. Well, as we have seen with over 500,000 deaths in a little over two years under O’Biden’s ineptitude he has not, nor has any democrat, called for his removal from office. Curious. Lying hypocrisy anyone?

BIDEN COVID DEATH TRACKER

Washington Free Beacon Staff • January 20, 2021 12:06 pm

CNN will likely stop counting, so the Free Beacon is picking up the slack.

573,648  Americans have died from COVID-19 since President Joe Biden took office. He promised the American people he would “shut down the virus.” (Fact check: He has not.)

Updated April 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Covid-19 Deaths under Biden Surpass Deaths during Trump Administration

By KYLE SMITH – December 16, 2021 10:56 AM – for National Review

Strange how the media is almost totally silent about the fact that more than 400,000 Americans have died of Covid-19 since Joe Biden was sworn in January 20, with more than 1,000 deaths a day adding to the toll. As you’ll recall, there was a full-blown national day of mourning on January 19, Trump’s last full day in office, which was the day deaths hit 400,000. The New York Times has the current death count at 801,037. It seems likely that at least another 100,000 will die as the winter storms in. It’s not hard to imagine that there could be twice as many Covid deaths on Biden’s watch as on Trump’s. But what was Trump’s fault under Trump is America’s fault under Biden.

It turns out that Joe Biden’s Secret Plan to End Covid worked about as well as when he promised to “cure cancer.” Thanks in pertinent part to Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, Biden was able to take office with the vaccination effort already well underway, and he declared victory over the virus in an Independence Day speech. At that point, 200,000 Americans had died of Covid on his watch, and since then, another 200,000 have perished.

Remember all the pundits and Democrats proclaiming that Trump had “killed” 400,000 Americans? Will Chris Hayes and Kamala Harris blame Biden for “mass slaughter” now that he has presided over even more deaths? Or even the 200,000 since Biden’s “Mission Accomplished” speech? Failing that, will they at least acknowledge they were wrong to blame Trump for America’s suffering much the same fate as comparable nations? Will they at least say, “I’m sorry”?

Joe Biden

stated on July 9, 2020 in a speech:

“On COVID-19, Donald Trump said that “maybe if you drank bleach you may be okay.”

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT

  • Joe Biden said President Donald Trump told Americans that drinking bleach could help combat the coronavirus, but that’s not correct. 
     
  • Trump did not explicitly recommend ingesting a disinfectant like bleach. But he did express interest in exploring whether disinfectants could be applied to the site of a coronavirus infection inside the body, such as the lungs.
     
  • Responding to confusion over Trump’s comments, the maker of Lysol said in a statement that “under no circumstance” should its products be used in the human body.

See the sources for this fact-check

Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying during a speech on the economy that Trump had given up trying to manage a crisis he’s ill equipped to solve.

“And when it comes to COVID-19, after months of doing nothing, other than predicting the virus would disappear, or maybe if you drank bleach you may be okay, Trump has simply given up,” said Biden, who delivered his remarks at a metalworks factory near his hometown of Scranton on Thursday.

Trump spoke about the role he thought disinfectants could play in tackling an infection caused by the virus during a now infamous April 23 briefing. But he didn’t say people should drink bleach.

His comments came after William Bryan, the undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, presented a study that found sun exposure and cleaning agents like bleach can kill the virus when it lingers on surfaces.

Trump remarked on the effectiveness of those methods and wondered if they could help address infections in the human body.

Here are his full comments:

“A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposedly we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. (To Bryan) And I think you said you’re going to test that, too. Sounds interesting, right?”

He continued.

“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.”

Later, Trump clarified his comments after a reporter asked Bryan whether disinfectants could actually be injected into COVID-19 patients.

“It wouldn’t be through injections, almost a cleaning and sterilization of an area. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work, but it certainly has a big effect if it’s on a stationary object.”

Trump did not explicitly recommend ingesting a disinfectant like bleach. Nevertheless, his remarks led some companies and state agencies to issue warnings about ingesting disinfectants. The maker of Lysol said in a statement that “under no circumstance” should its products be used in the human body.

The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment about what evidence the former vice president relied on when he claimed the president suggested Americans drink bleach to combat the virus.

Our ruling:

Biden said Trump said drinking bleach could help fight the coronavirus. Trump did not in any way recommend ingesting disinfectants, he did however express interest in the medical community exploring whether light or disinfectants could be applied to the site of a coronavirus infection inside the body, such as the lungs. We rate Biden’s claim False.

And lying Hillary had this to say about bleach and Biden’s first 100 days (both completely wrong and stupid)

By Pam Key – 2 May 2021 – for Breitbart.news

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” that President Joe Biden got an “A” for his first 100 days in office.

Zakaria said, “Madam Secretary, give President Biden a grade, overall first 100 days, how is he faring?”

Clinton said, “I give him an “A,” and I’m a hard grader. I would give him an “A” on effort. He’s done a couple of things so well, Fareed. He has once again embodied and modeled what a president should act like in the Oval Office, in the White House, in the world at large with dignity, with purposefulness, with care for what he says and how he treats people. His attention to detail and the team that he has surrounded himself with, who are experienced at how you make the federal government work, has produced a just tremendous amount of positive action to not just undo the past four years, but really begin again to get the government working in the right way.”

She added, “Then the passage of the American rescue plan, to get money into the pockets of Americans who are still suffering economically, is absolutely the right thing to do, and it got done. He was single-minded about it. Finally, man, getting 220 million shots into arms, getting the supply chain fixed, and using the federal government through FEMA and the National Guard to be part of the team in states and localities shows what competent government looks like.”

My cmnt: Please note this was nearly a year ago when Hillary made these remarks. Now we clearly see everything she said was false. The indiscriminate sending of checks to every man, woman (whatever that is according to KBJ) and child in America led to our runaway inflation; it was the Omicron variant of Covid (acting as a natural vaccine) that led to wiping out the danger of the Wuhan Chinese lab created virus; Biden has not even come close to “fixing” the supply chain disaster; and ALL we have seen from the feds since Joe stole office is incompetence and unmitigated disaster (i.e., the horrific Afghanistan troop withdrawal, more Covid deaths than under President Trump, a terrifying war in the Ukraine, an outrageous increase in the national debt, gas and food prices thru the roof, a national malaise not seen since Obama and Carter, and men competing against women in sports).

Clinton added, “Which is why he has such high approval ratings across the board. Of course, he has high approval ratings from Democrats but even among Independents and Republicans. People don’t have to worry all of the time. They don’t have to hold their breath when they see their president on television. They don’t have to shake their head and wonder that a president is going to tell them to drink bleach. We now have a mature, experienced president, and thank goodness we do.”

My cmnt: And of course, O’Biden’s approval ratings are in the toilet.

What did President Trump say?

During Thursday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing, an official presented the results of US government research that indicated coronavirus appeared to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight and heat.

The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly.

Bleach and sunshine were proposed as possible strategies to tackle the coronavirus

William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, outlined the findings at the news conference.

While noting the research should be treated with caution, Mr Trump suggested further research in that area.

“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous – whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” the president said, turning to Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, “and I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it.

“And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting,” the president continued.

“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?

“So it’d be interesting to check that.”

Pointing to his head, Mr Trump went on: “I’m not a doctor. But I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what.”

He turned again to Dr Birx and asked if she had ever heard of using “the heat and the light” to treat coronavirus.

“Not as a treatment,” Dr Birx said. “I mean, certainly, fever is a good thing. When you have a fever, it helps your body respond. But I’ve not seen heat or light.”

“I think it’s a great thing to look at,” Mr Trump said.

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