The Drinking Bleach Fallacy

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First, the negative

This was President Trump’s worst speech on the coronavirus pandemic. Given the history of the media and the left to wildly twist his words around, edit what he said, or simply make stuff up and claim it to be paraphrasing, he should’ve been more careful.

Now, the facts

The President never said to drink bleach or to inject yourself with disinfectants. He also wasn’t talking to the people, he was talking to his team of doctors who were off camera and asking them about potential treatments.

So after reading that, many people would probably ask themselves, “Couldn’t he have been more clear?” The answer is no. He was very clear. To those who are intellectually honest his audience was the team of doctors who accompanied him and his message was, “Hey, doctors, look into this.” Unfortunately he was speaking in front of millions of leftists who will jump on any opportunity to twist his words for political points and then to use this against him when speaking to the majority of Americans who aren’t fully invested in politics. The leftists want to approach these non-political types and say, “Hey, Mr. or Mrs. Not Very Political, don’t vote for this guy, he said to drink Lysol” when it’s simply not true.

People who say, “Yea, I listened to it and that’s what he said. He said to inject ourselves with bleach” are hearing what they want to hear. When I hear people tell me that that’s what he said, what I choose to hear is “I’m a moron and I make things up.” I mean, if they can have selective hearing, then so can I, right?

The transcript:

“A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposedly we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that, too. Sounds interesting, right?”

“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And 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, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.”

Steven Crowder’s Take

Steven Crowder has essentially the same take on this situation that we do on this. The embedded video below shows the video and Steven’s take on it, and unsurprisingly, he’s 100% on point again.

Finally, the memes

We’re primarily a humor website. And even though we’ve proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is fake news, these memes are pretty funny.

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