President Donald Trump has publicly suggested that vaccinating people with disinfection products would in theory eliminate COVID-19.
Bill Bryan, head of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, shared his team’s latest studies on COVID-19. In response, Trump shared his chemical agent theory, stating that he was aware of a disinfectant that eliminates “it” in around a minute. He then asked if there was a possibility to inject a product like that inside a living organism to battle the virus.
After the meeting ended, popular chemistry labels Clorox, Ajax, Tide, and more started to trend on social media — and mainly on Twitter.
Other users nicknamed Donald Trump “The Clorox President.”
Even though Trump never specified any particular disinfectant, social media users could not help but think about particular cases of health endorsement. People have been poisoning themselves with Clorox fumes after vigorously overcleaning their homes. Back in March, an Arizona man died after self-medicating with chloroquine phosphate — the malaria medication that was endorsed by Trump as a potential COVID-19 treatment.