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Right-Wing 'Fact Check' Absurdly Claims That Trump Did Not In Fact Propose Injecting Disinfectant Into Patients to Kill the Virus

Right-Wing 'Fact Check' Absurdly Claims That Trump Did Not In Fact Propose Injecting Disinfectant Into Patients to Kill the Virus
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President Donald Trump shocked Americans across the country when, at a Thursday press briefing, he wondered aloud about the possibility of injecting disinfectants into the body to cure the virus that's caused a national health crisis in the United States.

The stunning moment came after one of Trump's health experts, William Bryan, gave a presentation on the effectiveness of killing the virus by using disinfectant to clean surfaces.

To the horror his team, Trump pondered whether or not disinfectant could be used in human bodies as effectively as surfaces (it can't).

Watch below.

Trump's full quote was:

"I see the disinfectant knocks it out in a minute, one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that? By injection inside or almost a cleaning? Cause you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it'd be interesting to check that. You're gonna have to use medical doctors, right? But it sounds interesting to me."

Trump urged his team to look into the viability of injecting disinfectant into the body since disinfectant can kill the virus on surfaces. Apparently Trump didn't realize that a lot of viruses would be more easily cured if "medical doctors" didn't have to concern themselves with killing the patient in the process.

As the clip went viral, the far-Right "news" outlet Breitbart leapt to justify the remarks with a laughable attempt at fact checking.

The fact check claimed:

"President Trump is being quoted out of context — as usual — by left-wingers on social media who are accusing him of suggesting injecting people with disinfectant as a way of curing ... infections."

The reach was real.

"Trump used the word 'inject,' but what he meant was using a process — which he left 'medical doctors' to define — in which patients' lungs might be cleared of the virus, given new knowledge about its response to light and other factors."

Incorrectly referring to William Bryan as "William Bryant," the piece continues:

"At no time did Trump actually propose injecting patients with disinfectant; he deferred to 'medical doctors' to figure out how to apply Dr. Bryant's research."

People were astonished at the depths far-Right outlets like Breitbart would sink to deny reality.

The President literally said it out loud, on camera, as people reminded him.

Don't fall for it, folks.

For a deeper look into the lies of Trump and those whos upport him, check out Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth, available here.