Trump cancels press briefings after disastrous "disinfectant" fail

Trump cancels press briefings after disastrous "disinfectant" fail

- Donald Trump has announced that he would no longer host daily press briefings at the White House

- He made the sudden announcement days after he suggested disinfectant as a direct treatment for the coronavirus

- He had claimed later that he was being sarcastic

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United States President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that his daily press briefings at the White House are no longer "worth the time or effort".

This transpired days after his disastrous press briefing where he suggested using disinfectant and UV lights to directly treat coronavirus patients.

The Huffington Post has said that reports indicate that White House aides have been desperate to convince Trump to shorten his press briefings which can last up to 2 hours.

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Trump tweeted on Saturday:

“What is the purpose of having White House news conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions” and “refuses to report the truth or facts?” he asked. “Not worth the time & effort!”

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He had later distanced himself from the comments, saying that he was being sarcastic. had earlier suggested that disinfectant and UV light could be used as a treatment. Social media users had a field day poking fun at the US president.

Donald Trump usually has unorthodox solutions to challenges and the latest was his suggestion that disinfectant and ultraviolet light could be used as treatments for CODID-19 patients.

He astonished the medical world when he said that disinfectant could be used directly to treat patients.

“Is there a way we can do something, by an 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.”

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