That this blog’s headline would even be necessary, serves as testimonial to just how nonsensical and/or non compos mentis Donald J. Trump is. Against the backdrop of his pandemic-related (usually) daily press briefings, the fake prez’s all too real, frequently life endangering, rambling discourse gets routinely disseminated… worldwide… at the speed of the Coronavirus, itself.
To expand on my headlined point, I must now issue the following life saving warning to all the gullible folks, who, no questions asked, eat up whatever crap their beloved Donny is force-feeding them…
DISINFECTANTS ARE FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY, AND WILL NOT CURE ANYONE OF COVID-19!
While Trump has since claimed his bizarre advocacy of disinfectants was nothing but sarcasm, nonetheless, Lysol™ spokesperson, UK’s Reckitt Benckiser, was also duly alarmed… deemed it PRIORITY #1 to issue this disclaimer to NBC news…
“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.”
Due to man-child Donny’s wholesale disdain for reading, in all likelihood, he’s never even noticed such labelled info, which is, typically, directed at toddlers’ parents.
Lest his reckless rhetoric, someday add to the COVID-19 death toll, one of these three methods could contain the Trumpian verbal diarrhea and, in a sense, disinfect the White House.
• This starts with the behind the dais crowd… a.k.a. the White House Coronavirus Task Force. In real time, they must debunk Donny. After all, to promote and maintain public health is not only a fundamental aspect of their very job description, it is their moral duty. As for the MDs amongst them, there’s also their Hippocratic Oath, which obligates them to do no harm.
• Let’s move on to the before the dais crowd… a.k.a. the White House Press Corps. While journalists are duty-bound to speak truth to power, at such press briefings and elsewhere, they must PULL THE PLUG on LIVE coverage… or… at the very least… put Trump’s audio / video feed on a 30 second delay to allow their respective network directors to deny the Drug Pusher-In-Chief the platform, from which to launch his snake-oil sales pitches.
• Finally there’s that ol’ Constitiutional route, too… a.k.a. the 25th Amendment Section 4, which so eloquently reminds…
“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
While a Pence presidency would not be much of an improvement, the housecleaning / White House spring cleaning must start somewhere. Of course, if he, too, proves as dangerous / dysfunctional as Donny… why not go the President Nancy Pelosi route? After all, as U.S. House Speaker, she’d be next in the line of succession.