“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” he said. “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.”
“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. It gets in the lungs” — Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/amis9Rphsm
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 23, 2020
Doctors and mildly informed people everywhere are now putting out the call pretty much begging the public not to attempt this, because disinfectants like bleach will kill more than just viruses. It’s so bad that the top spots on Twitter’s U.S. trending list are full of terms like Lysol and #DontDrinkBleach.
On the other hand, the memes have come pouring in faster than Purell can squirt out of the bottle, and they’re all hilarious. So today, instead of sanitizing your insides with bleach, sanitize your brain with bleach-related jokes.
Drinking bleach to own the libs.— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) April 24, 2020
There's a Secret Service agent this morning whose sole job is to keep Eric Trump from drinking bleach.— Just Bill (@WilliamAder) April 24, 2020
"I assure you officer, we've only been drinking bleach." pic.twitter.com/mjojIsRawi— SirBrianCannonHunter (@TheCannonHunter) April 24, 2020
“DRINK BLEACH!” pic.twitter.com/NLf0EhtUoA— mnrrnt2 and 78 others (@mnrrntt) April 24, 2020
I wrote a paper on this for the New England Journal of Medicine. pic.twitter.com/ep4cgzGnLe
— Star Trek: Barclay (@Amanda_Kerri) April 24, 2020
I remember the good old days.... before drinking bleach became POLITICAL...— ellory smith (@ellorysmith) April 24, 2020
PERSON: why are you drinking bleach?— your best friend (@SortaBad) April 24, 2020
ME: because of Trump
PERSON: no! what he said about that and coronavirus isn’t true!
ME: he said something about bleach and coronavirus ??
Joe: I just told Donald about the Tide Pod challenge.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 24, 2020
Barack: You what?
Joe: Yeah. Told him it would stop Covid-19 dead.
Joe: And I said you'd done it, no sweat. Now we wait.
me before and after drinking bleach pic.twitter.com/n8nC9NnCsU— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) April 24, 2020
So how's things going over there? I hear you're drinking bleach now?— #StayingTheFHome Norwegian 🐝🍷 (@norwegian76) April 24, 2020
Isn’t it just insane that in medieval times people believed drinking vinegar and sitting close to the fire could cure the bubonic plague? Thank God we moved on from those uneducated and primitive ideas. To bleach and UV light.— The In And Withiner (@OutAndAbouter) April 24, 2020
I see a lot of you urging people not to drink bleach. But worth some introspection: NONE of you cared about this issue or even talked about it until Trump brought it up. And then all of sudden you hate the idea?— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) April 24, 2020
Think the president misunderstood all the health experts who walked away from him muttering “I want to go drink bleach”— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) April 24, 2020