There’s been lots of speculation what Dr. Birx was thinking, or what she was up to, or what she was planning, as she sat there with horror on her face while listening to Trump seriously suggest injecting disinfectant as a cure for Covid-19. Well, wonder no longer.
Hours after President Trump on Friday claimed that he was speaking sarcastically when he pondered whether disinfectants used to kill the coronavirus on surfaces could be injected inside the human body, coronavirus response director Deborah Birx came to his defense, suggesting that he was processing the information in real-time.“When he gets new information he likes to talk that through out loud and really have that dialogue — and that’s what dialogue he was having,” Birx told Fox News on Friday. “I think he just saw the information at the time, immediately before the press conference, and he was still digesting the information.”
So, does this mean he wasn’t speaking sarcastically, then? And does she really want us to get the impression that is how he thinks? That he actually gave one microsecond’s serious thought to the idea that you could inject bleach or push a UV lightbulb into a lung and the patient would survive?