Bonkers, Stupid Trump Tells Americans that Injecting Disinfectant Will Cure Coronavirus

I heard about this piece of utter stupidity this morning from my mother, who’d heard it on the news and was understandably utterly astonished. Mike and Zelo Street have already put up pieces about it, but it bears being discussed yet again because of what it shows about the current incumbent of the Oval Office. There’s been plenty of discussion over the past four years about the level of Trump’s intelligence. He no doubt thinks it’s immense, too big to be calculated. According to his supporters, his brain is so large it outdoes Marvin the Paranoid Android from the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Marvin’s was the size of a planet. Trump’s is as large as a galaxy. And what we take to be utter stupidity is really him out-thinking the rest of us. While our limited intelligence can only cope with three dimensions and linear time, he’s playing 4D chess. Soon it will all come together, and everyone will have to admit that he is a genius.

But I can’t see it. Not from this piece of spectacular, and possibly terminal stupidity. Trump has actually told people that injecting disinfectant will cure them, or at least stop them, from getting the Coronavirus. He told the press and media at a White House briefing yesterday

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 … 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.

And then I see the disinfectant where it 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 … So it’d be interesting to check that … I’m not a doctor. But I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what”.

As Zelo Street reminds us, this has come after Trump first denied the virus was any kind of threat, then it would just vanish of its own accord, and then it was a hoax perpetrated by the Democrats. He has also peddled quack miracle cures, like telling them they won’t get it if they take Vitamin C. So, to be fair, have many others. In some parts of the world they’re drinking cow urine, which won’t do any good either. And James Delingpole of the Spectator was also flogging useless quack cures to his followers. But now Trump has told his followers to do something that could harm or even kill them.

Zelo Street in his article about it includes the reactions of some of the people shocked by Trump’s witless advice, including a British doctor, who tells people not to take medical advice from people, who know absolutely nothing about it. The Street itself concludes

‘You think our leaders are bad? Well, yes they are. But Trump is off his head.’

https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-president-is-certifiably-nuts.html

The stupidity of Trump’s statement is on the same level as a rumour going around some African countries about AIDS that the authorities there warned their peoples against. It seems some thought that washing your genitals in battery acid would prevent you from contracting the disease. Which it definitely won’t. Trump and his supporters seem to look on Africa and its struggling nations with contempt. They seem them as ‘shitholes’. But here Trump has shown the same level of ignorance as those the continent’s leaders wanted to help by warning against an extremely harmful and pernicious rumour. Africa’s a poor continent, the mass of whose citizens may have only very basic schooling. Trump, however, has no such excuse. He’s the leader of one of the world’s best educated countries, which has been home to some of the modern world’s greatest minds. He himself has had a very privileged education. Despite this, it’s been said that Trump only has the reading ability of a primary school child, or that he might actually be dyslexic. His military advisers a while ago were told to make their briefing reports extremely simple, keep them to a single page and use plenty of diagrams. Because otherwise he wouldn’t read them. Instead of getting his information from informed sources, he stays up all night getting it from Fox News, a network that has been shown to leave its viewers less informed about the world than if they had no news at all.

We all laughed at George W. Bush’s stupidity, especially when one of his aides told the media that he was in the top 80 per cent of his class at university. But Bush now looks a positive genius next to Trump after this piece of monumental stupidity.

A recent book on the Trump’s presidency has the title Insane Clown President. It’s based on the name of the rock band, Insane Clown Posse. It’s an excellent description of him, except that after this latest pronouncement, it may actually be an understatement.

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11 Responses to “Bonkers, Stupid Trump Tells Americans that Injecting Disinfectant Will Cure Coronavirus”

  1. Bonkers, Stupid Trump Tells Americans that Injecting Disinfectant Will Cure Coronavirus | Beastrabban’s Weblog | Tory Britain! Says:

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  2. trev Says:

    I heard this on Radio 4 news as I woke up first thing this morning and I’m sure this is what they said; “President Trump has asked if the Coronavirus can be injected with bleach, Scientists have been quick to dismiss the idea”. Incredible, I couldn’t believe what I’d just heard. What the..? There is no limit to the man’s stupidity.

  3. Joanna Woolston Says:

    Hi Beast
    Trump is an Ultracrepidarian – one who always offers opinions way beyond his own intelligence. A couple has already that other stuff that Trump suggested except it had chloroquill but was a fish tank cleaner, one of the couple died and the other is on life support.

    • beastrabban Says:

      I like that term, ultracrepidarian – someone who always offers opinions way beyond their own intelligence. That’s a good one. I’ll add that to my political vocabulary, along with democrapologist – someone who pretends to respect democracy, but doesn’t. That’s also Trump, and Boris.

      I’m sorry to hear that a couple was mistaken enough to put their trust in that idiot, and try it. That’s really horrific. I gather now that Trump’s trying to tell people he was being sarcastic. Well, pull the other one. He wasn’t being sarcastic, he actually believed it. And now some poor souls have paid the price.

    • Joanna Woolston Says:

      It gets worse! Kushner is stealing PPE from hospitals deliveries by redirecting the supplies with the help of FEMA where they are sitting in storage units, Kushner is then charging the hospital $3000 in storage fees.
      I think trump wants to stop anyone from voting in November that is also why he is fighting mail in votes. I detest the cretin!!!

      • Joanna Woolston Says:

        Hi Beast, I only learnt the word I told you myself yesterday courtesy of Suzie Dent, she is awesome with words!!

        I am very sorry about you know what!!
        Stay safe to you and yours!

      • beastrabban Says:

        I never knew about that, Jo, thanks. Not only is Trump stupid, but the sheer corruption of his family – Kushner’s his son-in-law – really knows no bounds. Utterly sickening.

      • beastrabban Says:

        Thanks for replies, Jo. And please stay safe yourself!

  4. Joanna Woolston Says:

    Hi Beastie, if you ever want the lowdown of what’s going on in the US the best ones are, Ring of Fire or Brian Tyler Cohen. They give it straight!!

    Take care and stay safe!!!

    • beastrabban Says:

      Thanks, Jo! I’ve seen a bit of The Ring of Fire, and it is good. I haven’t heard of Brian Tyler Cohen, so thanks for mentioning him. The others I’ve watched are the David Pakman Show and Sam Seder’s Majority Report.
      Take care and stay safe, Jo.

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