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Anthony Fauci Finally Reveals What He Was Thinking When Trump Suggested Bleach

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2021-01-26T21:58:24+00:00" data-videovertical="" class="vdb_player vdb_5cf69bc3d21f1a2bfeddcb6c5b42fda3b594fb632640f226 vidible-b-page" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2021-01/25/600ed08077e56409f422b027/600ed0d9e12b5e42e1a8c3d7_o_U_v1.jpg?w=1440&h=900&q=60"></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p>Dr <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/anthony-fauci" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Anthony Fauci</a>, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, opened up on Monday about one of the most infamous claims about the <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">coronavirus</a> made by <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/donald-trump" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donald Trump</a>. </p><p>Trump, who was president at the time, suggested a disinfectant, like bleach, as a potential treatment for the COVID-19 infection.</p><p>“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute,” <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-suggests-injecting-disinfectant-light-fight-coronavirus_n_5ea218a0c5b6d376358c7711" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Trump said in April</a>. “Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that.”</p><p>Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was not present during that infamous moment.</p><p>But he saw it ― and was alarmed. </p><p>“I just said, ‘Oh, my goodness gracious,’” he said on CNN. “I could just see what’s going to happen: You’re going to have people who hear that from the president and they’re going to start doing dangerous and foolish things.” </p><p>Fauci said he and others in public health immediately attempted to counter the president’s comments, with the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6916e1.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning people about the use of bleach</a> and Fauci himself issuing similar advice</p><p>Trump later claimed he was being “sarcastic.” However, Fauci’s fear came true: Trump’s <a href="https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/05/cdc-misusing-bleach-try-kill-coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">comments were followed</a> by a <a href="https://time.com/5835244/accidental-poisonings-trump/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">rise in accidental poisonings</a> involving disinfectants such as bleach.</p><p>See Fauci’s full comments on CNN below:</p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Sending me an envelope with powder that explodes in my face to scare me and my family, boy that tells you the depth of the divisiveness,” says Dr. Fauci of death threats he received during the Trump administration. “January 6th to me was like ... here it is in its ultimate.” <a href="https://t.co/JeCIM1T0kM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/JeCIM1T0kM</a></p>— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) <a href="https://twitter.com/OutFrontCNN/status/1353876340471189506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 26, 2021</a></blockquote></div><!-- start relEntries --><div class="related-entries related-entries--list yr-related-entries"><h3 class="related-entries__head">Related...</h3><ul class="related-entries__list"><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/video-makes-powerful-case-that-trump-incited-his-followers-to-storm-the-capitol_au_60108de1c5b6a081427271a4?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Video Makes Powerful Case That Trump Incited His Followers To Storm The Capitol"> Video Makes Powerful Case That Trump Incited His Followers To Storm The Capitol </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/kellyanne-conway-accused-of-posting-topless-image-of-teenage-daughter-on-twitter_au_60107daac5b6a08142725b90?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Kellyanne Conway Accused Of Posting Topless Image Of Teenage Daughter On Twitter"> Kellyanne Conway Accused Of Posting Topless Image Of Teenage Daughter On Twitter </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/jim-carrey-rips-fox-news-gives-damning-new-meaning-to-maga-in-latest-art_au_60107c63c5b6b8719d87fa71?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Jim Carrey Rips Fox News, Gives Damning New Meaning To 'MAGA' In Latest Art"> Jim Carrey Rips Fox News, Gives Damning New Meaning To 'MAGA' In Latest Art </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><hr width="50%"></div><div class="content-list-component text"><div dir="ltr"> </div></div><section class="extra-content"><h5 class="extra-content__title"></h5><div class="extra-content__media"></div></section>

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, opened up on Monday about one of the most infamous claims about the coronavirus made by Donald Trump

Trump, who was president at the time, suggested a disinfectant, like bleach, as a potential treatment for the COVID-19 infection.

“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute,” Trump said in April. “Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that.”

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was not present during that infamous moment.

But he saw it ― and was alarmed. 

“I just said, ‘Oh, my goodness gracious,’” he said on CNN. “I could just see what’s going to happen: You’re going to have people who hear that from the president and they’re going to start doing dangerous and foolish things.” 

Fauci said he and others in public health immediately attempted to counter the president’s comments, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning people about the use of bleach and Fauci himself issuing similar advice

Trump later claimed he was being “sarcastic.” However, Fauci’s fear came true: Trump’s comments were followed by a rise in accidental poisonings involving disinfectants such as bleach.

See Fauci’s full comments on CNN below:


 

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/anthony-fauci-finally-reveals-what-he-was-thinking-when-trump-suggested-bleach_au_60108ee8c5b6c5586aa4a84d

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