The American president reacted this Friday to his statements of the previous day. He had suggested disinfectant injections into the lungs to treat infected patients.
US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his remarks about possible injections of disinfectant to fight the coronavirus were “sarcastic”.
“I asked a question sarcastically to journalists,” he said, when asked in the Oval Office about his remarks which caused a real outcry.
Earlier, his spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany had offered another explanation, saying that the president’s words had been “taken out of context”.
President accused of irresponsibility
Thursday, the President’s statements dismayed the scientific community and many specialists accused the President of being irresponsible by making this “dangerous” suggestion.
“I see the disinfectant knocks it out (the coronavirus) in a minute. A minute. And is there a way to do something like that with an injection inside or almost like a cleanse? “said Donald Trump during a daily press briefing on the pandemic in the White House.
“As you can see, it gets into the lungs and it has a huge effect, so it would be interesting to check it out. We will have to call on doctors for that, but it seems interesting to me,” he continued.