If you’ve been busy #quarancleaning this past month, you’ll recognize the household cleaner that a thirsty Donald Trump is busy chugging in Jim Carrey’s latest political cartoon.
“Trump’s next medical breakthrough: ‘Want COVID out? SHOUT IT OUT!'” Carrey captioned his drawing, referencing the slogan of the stain-removing cleaner Shout.
The satirical illustration takes a jab at Trump’s suggestion last week at a White House coronavirus press briefing that disinfectants and UV light could be used to kill the coronavirus through an injection. He made the comments after hearing a presentation from a Department of Homeland Security official who spoke about the effects sunlight and household disinfectants like bleach and isopropyl alcohol have on the virus in saliva found on surfaces and in the air.
“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that? Like injection inside or almost a cleaning because, you see, it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number in the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that,” Trump said.
Top medical officials on the White House Coronavirus Task Force disputed that disinfectants and light can be used as a treatment for the coronavirus. But later, after being thoroughly reamed for the dangerous suggestion, Trump attempted to backpedal by saying he was being sarcastic.
Still, in Carrey’s cartoon world, an illustrated Trump can be seen pouring the cleaner right down his throat as unseen onlookers shout “Chug! Chug! Chug!”
Trump’s next medical breakthrough: “Want COVID out? SHOUT IT OUT!” pic.twitter.com/GQPpl5qpmS— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 29, 2020
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