So President Trump had a rambling press conference where he said:
A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’ll totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, uh, whether’s it 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, ah, in some other way. And I think you said, you’re going to test that, too? Sounds interesting. (unintelligible response). 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? Uh, by injection inside, or, or almost a cleaning, because you see it get in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. You’re going to have to use medical doctors. But it sounds, 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
The immediate reaction was to spin this as ‘Trump is stupid!’ ‘Trump said to ingest Lysol!’
No. Listen again. Don’t believe the transcripts published elsewhere because they have failed to properly convey the words, turning questions into statements.
In a nutshell, Trump said:
- There are some interesting areas of research.
- They’re going to test them out.
- They’re going to use medical doctors.
Yes. President Trump is advocating scientific testing of ideas by medical doctors. Clearly he is unfit to be president.
Incidentally, the idea of ingesting poisonous substances to treat a medical condition is just crazy, right? Oh, no, wait’s that’s actually chemotherapy.
The idea of using ultraviolet to treat infections inside the body? So crazy the Obama administration granted a patent on it:
https://patents.justia.com/patent/20160114185Publication number: 20160114185Lacy Gallaway Mankin
Abstract: A device and method is proposed to enable the treatment of interior of bodily hollow organs and other interior cavities of a body for a number of harmful virus, fungal, and bacterial entities and autoimmune conditions by internal short wavelength ultraviolet light by use of specially equipped endoscope-like devices.
So, please, spare me your outrage, your out of context memes, your spin. Yea, you don’t like Trump. You’ll get lots of yuks and likes from you fellow Trump dislikers and you can mutually reinforce the idea that Trump supporters are stupid.
The problem is we can all watch the video ourselves and form our our own conclusions.
I think what my liberal friends simply don’t get is:
the press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.Salena Zito
A final thought. It must be tiring getting outraged at Trump on a regular basis. Maybe take a vacation? Election is months away, we know it’s going to be Trump vs. Biden, and we know the election will be shaped by the state of the pandemic months from now, but we don’t know what that will be.