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Donald Trump aides reportedly tried to stop ex-POTUS from suggesting bleach injections as COVID-19 cure
Seemingly more focused on his reelection campaign than tackling the US’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out last year, now-former President Donald Trump made extreme suggestions as a cure. Trump’s former aides have now revealed that they tried to stop the then-president from making the infamous suggestion of injecting bleach to kill the coronavirus.
Trump’s former aides shed some light on the day that the former president made the extreme decision of suggesting bleach as a cure. Speaking with Politico, the former aides shared that they were trying to stop the former president from making such a suggestion in the West Wing hallway of the White House. One of them shared that they argued that Trump would not have the time to absorb the information and understand the claim, only for it to ultimately occur.
Aside from bleach injections, Trump also claimed that the malaria medication hydroxychloroquine was also a possible cure for the coronavirus. Health experts have since warned against its use. It has been over a year since Trump made the infamous suggestion of bleach injections to cure COVID.
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” said Trump during the April 23 COVID-19 press conference at the White House. Trump would later say that he does not take responsibility for any Americans who may have believed his claim of bleach injections to cure the disease.
In other news, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy recently evaded questions regarding the phone conversation he had with Trump during the Capitol riots last January 6. In a profile with the New York Times, McCarthy shed light on the conversation that surfaced during Trump’s impeachment trials, with a firsthand recollection by Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Herrera Beutler recalled that Trump was dismissive of McCarthy’s request to stop the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol. The rioters were reportedly not only looking to derail the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory but were also looking to kill top Democrats, including then-Vice President Mike Pence.
McCarthy said that the now-former president “goes up and down with his anger. He’s mad at everybody one day. He’s mad at me one day.”