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President Trump holds coronavirus press conference after addressing disinfectant comments

Donald Trump
Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 17:41:17-04

WASHINGTON — After addressing the comments he made Thursday regarding disinfectants, President Donald Trump will hold a press conference with the White House’s coronavirus task force Friday evening.

The press conference is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. You can watch it in the player below:

On Thursday Trump asked several questions about whether UV light and disinfectants would be effective on both skin and as injections to fight COVID-19 in the human body.

“Then I see the disinfectant, where I see it knocks it out in a minute,” Trump said on Thursday. “Is there a way we can do something like that? By injection inside or almost a cleaning, as you see it gets into the lungs and it does a tremendous number.”

The president responded to the backlash he received on social media following the questions, saying he was being sarcastic.

“When I was asking a sarcastic — a very sarcastic question to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside, but it does kill it, and it would kill it on the hands and that would make things much better. That was done in the form of a sarcastic question to a reporter.”

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