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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has clearly bought into the “fake news” angle the anti-Trump media regularly employs in their quest to take out President Donald Trump.
Either that or the 80-year-old Democrat is suffering from brain freeze from too much expensive ice cream.
Fresh off a nose-wiping speech on the House floor, where Pelosi was seen on camera contaminating the lectern shared by representatives, the speaker flat out lied about a comment the president made at Thursday’s White House briefing.
Confident in the media running cover for her, Pelosi puts political gamesmanship over the best interests of the country and the American people in the face of a crisis, and on Friday, while speaking to reporters, Pelosi purposely misrepresented Trump’s comments about an ultraviolet disinfectant being looked at as a possible counter to COVID-19.
“The president is asking people to inject Lysol into their lungs and Mitch was saying that states should go bankrupt,” Pelosi claimed. “It’s a clear, visible within 24 hours of how Republicans reject science and reject governance.”
It’s also clear Democrats took a hit for their efforts to hold up coronavirus relief bills to pack the legislation with favorable pork, as Pelosi tries to flip the script and blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for holding up additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Pelosi followed the same script CNN’s Jim Acosta did, as the primadonna reporter falsely presented Trump’s remarks as “medical advice.”
“We want to caution everybody at home — please don’t do that, please don’t follow the president’s medical advice here,” he told CNN viewers.
The overly ambitious attempt by Pelosi — see lie — drew quick scorn, which appeared to prompt an effort by ABC’s Andrea Mitchell to soften its impact.
On POTUS comments/ingesting disinfectants, @SpeakerPelosi: “It was consistent with all of his other statements, which had no relationship to science, fact, evidence, data or appropriate way to proceed.” #AMRstaff
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 24, 2020
As for Trump’s comment, it came after William Bryan, the acting head of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, said solar light had a “powerful” impact on killing the virus
“Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have on killing the virus, both surfaces and in the air,” Bryan said Thursday at the White House briefing. “We’ve seen similar effects with both temperature and humidity as well, where increasing the temperature and humidity or both is generally less favorable to the virus.”
This prompted Trump to essentially think out loud about using ultraviolet light as a potential disinfectant — which the media jumped on to dishonestly suggest that the president was talking about injecting a disinfectant like Lysol into the body.
As they say, just go to the transcripts:
Transcript of Trump’s UV disinfectant comments pic.twitter.com/5TdGWfFicl
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 24, 2020
“So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just a very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn’t been checked because of the testing,” Trump said to Bryan during the briefing. “And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that, too.”
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” he added. “As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Trump was referring to the government study that shows solar light and heat are damaging to the coronavirus. A statement from the White House said President Trump’s comments were taken out of context.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 24, 2020
Wildly, so it would seem, but that didn’t stop Pelosi from latching on.
As for promoting a “crackpot coronavirus treatment” that’s been dubbed “dangerous,” look no further than CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s wife, Cristina, who raised more than a few eyebrows when she talked about pseudoscientific holistic methods she employed to treat her coronavirus infection.
Turns out, she included bathing in Clorox bleach.
“At the direction of my doctor, Dr. Linda Lancaster, who reminded me that this is an oxygen-depleting virus, she suggested I take a bath and add a nominal amount of bleach. Yes, bleach,” Mrs. Cuomo wrote in a blog post.
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