Donald Trump suggested that scientists and other experts investigate whether there’s a way to inject disinfectant, light, or heat into the human body to kill the coronavirus.
During Thursday night press briefing , President Donald Trump suggested that scientists investigate whether there’s a way to inject light, heat, or disinfectant into the human body to kill the coronavirus, despite lacking any evidence to support his theory.
“Suppose that we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” Trump said from the White House podium. “Suppose you can bring the light inside the body, either through the skin or in some other way.”
The president said he asked William Bryan, a science and technology adviser at the Department of Homeland Security, to explore those possibilities and that Bryan said he would follow up. Bryan presented “emerging” results from recent federal government studies showing that sunlight, heat, and humidity can help kill the coronavirus.
Not as a treatment,” she responded.
“I think it’s a great thing to look at,” he concluded.
When The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker suggested that the president was spreading unproven theories from the White House podium, Trump called the reporter “a total faker.”
“I’m just here to present talent, I’m just here to present ideas,” Trump said. “And if heat is good, if sunlight is good, that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned.”