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It's a mad, mad world!

And just when you think things couldn't get more bizarre... enter Donald J Trump, 45th President of the good old U S of A. Leader of the free world and a man who is clearly on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

It's not bad enough that we are all going stir crazy from self-isolating these past five weeks. It's not bad enough that we watch every news briefing from the government hoping that this has all been a terrible mistake. A dream we are about to wake up from. That things aren't as bad as first thought and we can all get back to normality.

No, oh no. Clearly not taking medical advice, the President suggested, and please don't laugh too loudly, at a recent Press briefing that he wanted further research into using ultraviolet light and disinfectant to cure Coronavirus!

And no, this is not a wind-up. With a very serious look on his face and his usual rhetoric he said, in front of a packed press room, the following to Dr Deborah Birx, the White House Cronavirus response co-ordinator: "So, supposing 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.

trump"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.

"And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks Coronavirus out in a minute. One minute. And there is a way we can do something like that, injecting inside or almost a cleansing? So it'd be interesting to check that."

Pointing to his head, President Trump, pictured, went on: "I'm not a doctor. But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what."

I hope he didn't mean brain! You just couldn't make it up.

And this coming from a man who leads a country where thousands of people in more than a dozen states have participated in protests against “stay at home” orders that have shut down huge parts of the country’s economy and led to a record rise in unemployment claims.

So the perplexing issue of how to deal with this deadly disease has been sorted.  Whack everyone with ultraviolet light and inject them with disinfectant. Why didn't we think of that!

Problem solved. Right, who wants to go first?

Surely, the leader of the free world gets some perks. After you Donald, be our guest to test it on yourself first. We're right behind you after all... about 3,400 or so miles behind you!


Don't be surprised to see cases though soon where people have died after injecting themselves with bleach at home. Well, I suppose it will kill the virus if they have it.

In a world that seems to get crazier by the day, you clearly just couldn't make it up. Oh and remember, please don't try this at home!

To hear President Trump's message click HERE.

* The President's briefing has sparked an outcry from medical experts.

Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, tweeted: "Trump’s briefings are actively endangering the public’s health. Boycott the propaganda. Listen to the experts. And please don’t drink disinfectant."

Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, added: "It is incomprehensible to me that a moron like this holds the highest office in the land and that there exist people stupid enough to think this is OK. I can’t believe that in 2020 I have to caution anyone listening to the President that injecting disinfectant could kill you.”

Feedback:
Lyn Spence (Guest) 01/05/2020 11:45
I share your concerns and disbelief Phil. Very frightening to think that Trump is the first World leader our Prime Minister speaks to at times of global crisis.

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