On Monday, radio personality Howard Stern suggested that supporters of President Trump should “take disinfectant” and “drop dead.”
“I would love it if Donald would get on TV and take an injection of Clorox and let’s see if his theory works,” Stern said. “Hold a big rally, say f—k this coronavirus, with all of his followers, and let them hug each other and kiss each other and have a big rally.”
“A big cocktail of disinfectant,” suggested Robin Quivers.
“Yeah,” Stern said. “And all take disinfectant and all drop dead.”
Stern’s remark comes after a news briefing where Trump seemed to suggest a possible treatment for the coronavirus.
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“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” Trump said. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”
Trump later said that he was “asking a question sarcastically.” “Disinfectant for doing this, maybe on the hands, would work. I was asking…when they use disinfectant it goes away in less than a minute.”
Twitter users quickly accused Stern of being “grotesque.”
During his program, Stern took a call from a listener who brought up his remark, to which Stern replied: “Listen, I think we are in deep s**t. I think we could have been ahead of this curve. I just can't take it,” he said. He also said, “I don't know what is going on in our country!”
“I don't recognize any of this as being Republican, I don't recognize it as being anything political. I see it as insanity,” Stern continued.
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