A Fox News host was left unimpressed after a guest made a joke about something Donald Trump had said last year and the video is nothing short of awkward... But hilarious.
Have a look for yourselves.
Now, we all know that Trump holds a disastrous track record with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the get-go, Trump profusely downplayed the severity of the Wuhan-born virus, which spread across the globe at an alarming pace.
"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It's — going to be just fine."
Trump made this now infamous remark to CNBC at a press conference in January 2020 when quizzed on his plan of action for the looming pandemic.
As the weeks ticked by and the death toll grew, Trump remained incredibly nonchalant...
TRUMP: "We're working very strongly w/ China on the coronavirus that's a new thing that a lot of people are talking about... we have very little problem in this country at this moment. 5, and those ppl are all recuperating... we think it's going to have a very good ending for us" pic.twitter.com/dEHD074042— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 30, 2020
And continued to downplay the severity of the virus sweeping the country, at one point even suggesting that COVID-19 will disappear "like a miracle."
In March, he was eventually forced to declare a national emergency...
But not before he compared the virus to the flu, tweeting:
"So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!"
After freeing up millions of dollars in federal funding in his emergency declaration, Trump turned his focus on a cure...
But not a very legitimate one.
On March 19th, he incorrectly claimed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19.
And then came the bleach incident.
Now there's a sentence nobody wants to read about their country's leader in a pandemic.
In April 2020, while discussing the potential cures at a press conference, he brought up the topic of disinfectants.
He then casually suggested that these disinfectants could, in some way, be "injected" into the body as a method of combatting the virus.
In what would become one of his most damning remarks in the entire pandemic, he pondered:
"The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs" -- Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/amis9Rphsm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 23, 2020
"I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute," he said. "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."
Of course, this was an incredibly reckless thing for a world leader to say...
Calls to poison control centers about bleach and lysol ingestion are way up. Here's the science of why ingesting th… https://t.co/epJNl8IFdH— nxthompson (@nxthompson)1588083841.0
And medical experts and chemical brands alike scrambled to issue warnings against injecting disinfectants and bleach in a bid to fight COVID-19.
But, when Trump himself fell ill with the virus months later in October, there wasn't a hint of disinfectant in sight.
His doctors confirmed that he was treated with a cocktail of dexamethasone, remdesivir, and Regeneron, as well as zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and aspirin, as per the BBC.
Trump went on to make a full recovery...
And, of course, he used his experience to further downplay the severity of the virus, as well as broadcast a theatrical, helicopter-driven return to the White House.
During his first morning back in the White House, a still-contagious Trump then reiterated his flu comparison.
"Flu season is coming up!" he wrote. "Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid."
Out of all of his antics throughout the pandemic, the bleach incident probably sits the worst...
Joe Biden suggested people get vaccinated and wear a mask for 100-days to combat Coronavirus. Donald Trump suggested people drink bleach and inject household cleaners into their bodies.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 13, 2021
Some people believe the Republican Party can’t move forward without Donald Trump.
No one can forget it.
I mean Donald Trump literally told people to drink or inject bleach... and they did.— Chris Bucky Barnes (@ChrisBarnesTech) May 12, 2021
The press just doesn’t want to accept that the Republican Party is the party of Donald Trump, that their grandma really did vote for the wall and injecting bleach. It’s group denial of reality.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 12, 2021
BREAKING: Trump supporters start drinking gasoline instead of bleach after phone call with Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/SmjRc0ZM19— Methy Anne (@anne_methy) May 12, 2021
Donald trump didn't put bleach in it did he ???— Rebecca Williams (@Rebecca41458769) May 12, 2021
Did anyone drink bleach like Donald Trump told them to to clean out their body and cure coronavirus? He actually suggested people do that on a live Covid-19 television news conference. Did anyone do that and die?— Anastasia Guggenheim (@13Choppity) May 14, 2021
But while we can laugh about it now, some are trying to forget that it ever happened...
And in particular, Fox News host, Harris Faulkner.
Faulkner and Fox News contributor Guy Benson were complaining about mixed messaging regarding federal coronavirus guidelines against Marjorie Clifton.
This was in regards to a decision made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ease restrictions with face masks as more people get vaccinated.
The Fox News anchor then suggested that "science" should be what Biden and the White House put forward.
"[There should be] more facts, less policy," Faulkner said. "Just tell us what they are. Tell us what is."
That's when Clifton interrupted with this iconic line: "Like drinking bleach?"
However, Faulkner was having none of it.
"Not funny," she responded.
As Clifton appeared to struggle to contain her laughter, Benson agreed with Faulkner.
He suggested that people should focus on Biden's words and actions and "stop looking backwards."
Watch the hilarious clip here:
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