The entire world heard (and saw) the President of the United States turn to his medical expert and ask if an injection of disinfectant might kill COVID-19.
Trump’s comments in question came shortly after a presentation by William N. Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, about how heat and humidity could impact the spread of coronavirus during the summer months.
Bryan mentioned a recent, non-peer-reviewed study that showed how disinfectants and sunlight could kill the coronavirus on non-porous surfaces such as counters or door handles.
Bryan’s presentation focused on how light and disinfectants affected the coronavirus on surfaces.
But when Trump took the podium, he started talking about what would happen if light and disinfectants were “brought inside the body” to fight the virus.
Here’s the official White House transcript of Trump’s remarks.
All hell broke loose online as the world reacted in horror— and in jest. And Greeks joined in the fun, creating a host of memes reminding the world what Gus Portokalos taught us all.
Windex too, that window cleaner that— according to Mr. Portokalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame— will kill anything.
Numerous memes appeared on social media showing the Greek father from the film carrying a bottle of Windex.
But the ultimate trolling of Trump came from the film’s creator and star herself, Nia Vardalos.
So there you have it, Toula is all grown up now and isn’t afraid to tell her father— and the President of the United States— that Windex won’t work.
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