Fox Anchor Neil Cavuto Tears Apart Trump’s ‘Unsettling’ Sarcasm Claim: He ‘Was Not Joking’
Fox Business host Neil Cavuto called out President Donald Trump’s claim that he was being sarcastic when he suggested injecting disinfectant as a means to treat the coronavirus, pointing out that there was nothing to support “the dismissal he was giving today.”
“Wow. That is a little unsettling, folks,” Cavuto said on Friday. “Got to clarify this. The president was not joking in his remarks yesterday when he talked about injecting people with disinfectant, nor were we imagining the incredulous looks he got from his medical team when he made the suggestion.”
Cavuto gave a refresher of the comments Trump made during his Thursday coronavirus press briefing, reminding viewers that the president suggested that injecting disinfectant showed “great promise” for a coronavirus treatment. Trump later clarified that because disinfectants kill the coronavirus on surfaces, experts should test it as a way to clean inside the lungs.
“There was nothing in those comments yesterday that hinted of the dismissal he was giving today,” Cavuto remarked. “He is talking about injecting products like Lysol into your body to see if that can combat the disease. That is what he said.”
Cavuto — who spent much of his Friday show on Fox News fact checking the president — then questioned why Trump would pretend to be joking instead of just admitting his mistake, especially considering that the makers of Lysol released a public statement clarifying that the product should not, “under no circumstance,” be injected into the body.
Cavuto went on to criticize Trump’s peddling of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, noting he is offering information regarding unproven drugs that flies against what is being said by the FDA.
“Now, the president has often said that with hydroxychloroquine and these others, what have you got to lose? Well, in a V.A. study with a few hundred of our veterans, the risk is they have to lose their lives,” Cavuto explained. “It’s a vulnerable group that might have had respiratory or lung or heart-related issues that caused several of them to die. But this was at the V.A., this was not in China. These findings are from the FDA.”
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