(PoliticalLookout.Com)- The Democrats have tried everything to take down Donald Trump, from accusing him of cooperating with Russia to win an election, to impeaching him over disproven Ukraine accusations. This time, they’re lying and claiming President Trump told people to drink bleach.
That, of course, did not happen.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took to Twitter to say, “I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.”
I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 24, 2020
Well, let’s be honest, a young intern probably wrote this and not Joe Biden. But it’s still a lie.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also pushed a similar lie during her weekly press briefing in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Pelosi said, “the president is asking people to inject Lysol into their lungs.”
Again, this is a lie.
Nancy Pelosi falsely claims that President Trump wants people to “inject lysol into their lungs,” using it to say Republicans “reject governance.” pic.twitter.com/MJF1KLftgR
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) April 24, 2020
She doubled down on the lie later in the press conference, too. After discussing policy issues she is unhappy haven’t panned out, she said, “Instead, inject Lysol into your lungs as we shut down the states.”
The claims are wrong, and reference comments made by President Trump about the effect that using UV light and disinfectant can have on the virus. Trump discussed the possibility of injecting disinfectant of some kind (which is not the same as Lysol and does not refer to kitchen cleaning fluids) because that’s what his advisors have told him may have a positive effect on coronavirus patients.
Bill Bryan, the Under Secretary for Science and Technology at DHS, spoke about precisely the same things during the press conference.
“We’ve tested bleach, we’ve tested isopropyl alcohol on the virus, specifically in saliva or in respiratory fluids, and I can tell you that bleach will kill the virus in five minutes,” he said. “Isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds, and that’s with no manipulation, no rubbing. Just bring it on and leaving it go. You rub it and it goes away even faster.”
So why exactly is it controversial when Trump discusses the possibility of implementing this knowledge in a medical environment?
Probably the election coming up in November!