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Donald Trump really f’d up now.

The apparition in the White House again drew shock and awe on Thursday after claiming the need to explore how disinfectants can be used as COVID-19 treatments.

In response, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) the British-based makers of Lysol and Dettol, released a statement condemning the use of disinfectants as a coronavirus treatment.

At the briefing, Trump revealed he would be open to exploring how the use of ultraviolet rays and injecting disinfectants into the lungs could help cure the coronavirus.

“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.”

As Dr. Deborah Birx looked on in silent agony while she sat in the corner, it seemed like the proper moment for Twitter to highlight how harmful and inefficient this “President” has been in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, from advocating that states open up quickly, to touting drugs and sham remedies that have yet to be medically co-signed or approved.

In response RB stated the following:

“Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2),” the statement reads.

“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information,” the statement continued.

Multiple members of the press have continuously advocated that networks discontinue airing Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefings due to the amount of misinformation spilling out of his tainted mouth at every twist and turn.

While we know not to take anything Trump says at this point as gospel, the disproportionate way the virus is affecting Black communities is no laughing matter. Trump should just plainly state that he doesn’t like or care about Black people and go. We don’t need the circus.

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