Monday, April 27, 2020

Trump’s Disinfectant Remark Raises a Question About the ‘Very Stable Genius’

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04



/26/us/politics/trump-disinfectant.html


Trump’s Comment on Disinfectant Prompts Experts to Warn Against Inhaling Bleach to Kill Coronavirus





https://time.com/5826882/coronavirus-trump-heat-bleach/








“Inhaling chlorine bleach would be absolutely the worst thing for the lungs,” said John Balmes, a pulmonologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. “The airway and lungs are not made to be exposed to even an aerosol of disinfectant.”
 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/media-erupt-over-trump-comments-on-disinfectant-heres-what-he-said


Trump then launched into the comments that drew the harsh backlash, including one Washington Post headline that read, "Trump asked if disinfectants could be injected to kill coronavirus inside the body. Doctors answered: ‘People will die.’"

6 comments :

  1. If you read the transcript, you know that's not what he said.
    Yes, he said something dumb but it was wishful. Wouldn't it be nice if scientists could invent a bleach that you could inhale and use to clean out your lungs? Well yes, that would be nice. It would be magical because anything strong enough to wipe out the virus would wipe out the lungs but if that magical bleach could be invented, then it would change everything.
    Dumb thinking but not the same as what CNN and the rest reported.

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  2. that is how he was understood


    it was very irresponsible

    if he started a similar monologue about terrorists or nuclear weapons or called out in a crowded theater " what if there were a fire" etc etc
    dumb becomes dangerous - that is why warnings against drinking bleach were made after his comments

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  3. Kalonymus HaQatanApril 27, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    He did. Called Kim Jung um of North Korea "the rocket man"

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  4. Kalonymus HaQatanApril 27, 2020 at 4:46 PM

    Do frum people keep dogs? I've never seen hareidi with dogs, some MO do.
    In Lubavitch, the Rebbe said that even children's toys should not have treif animals eg teddy bear, but only kosher animals ๐Ÿ˜.
    But chicken dolls are not cuddly. Even a live bear is cute , I don't see any logic here. A polyester doll with foam stuffing is not carrying any tumah.

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  5. "No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people" HL Mencken, who, ironically, is also misquoted on this with "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public"
    No question Trump has manipulated the stupidity of the American electorate better than anyone before him. It's how he made his billions and how he got elected. But it seems he didn't understand its limits.
    One might ask: what is the responsibility of the press in all this? Because they too played a role by misquoting him and turning his "Wouldn't it be nice if there was a bleach we could just drink" into "Trump said today that people should drink bleach". In their drive to score points against him, they amplified his foolishness.

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  6. Well that's it for Kim Jong Un. Now wait for Kim Jong Deux!
    Get it?

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