This is from the official White House transcript:

I asked Bill 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, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that 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. It sounds interesting…

And then 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, 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 would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me.

“Not his best moment.” That’s a bit of an understatement. Of course, this is from the same guy who claimed that windmills cause cancer, that influenza has a “much higher” mortality rate than COVID-19, and called breastfeeding “disgusting”.

Back on March 6th, Trump claimed:

“Anybody that needs a test can have a test. They are all set. They have them out there. In addition to that they are making millions more as we speak but as of right now and yesterday anybody that needs a test that is the important thing and the test are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect, right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

“Anybody that needs a test can have a test.” How’s that statement worked out over the past month-and-a-half?

Guy, these aren’t just misstatements — they’re blatant stupidity.

Instead of twisting yourself into a pretzel, how about considering the possibility that maybe, just maybe Trump IS as stupid and malignantly narcissistic as we keep telling you?

One last thing — you keep telling me to stop watching CNN. I don’t even watch CNN — it’s never on at my house. Check out ALL the references I used — are ANY of them from left-wing sites? No. Three of the four references above are straight from the transcripts of whitehouse.gov. The other two are Snopes (the fact-checking site) and Reuters.

Look, I know you want to stick up for your side. There’s nothing wrong with that…until your side is the wrong side to be on. I was a strong conservative and happily voted for Reagan and Bush (and I still think Bush Sr. was a very good president). But I saw even then that the GOP was allowing preachers and pundits to set policy for the party as a whole. Fact and accuracy were flatly ignored in favor of “conservative” dogma…and today, the GOP’s not even conservative anymore — it’s just reactionary.

Sometimes the right thing to do is to stay and fight. Sometimes the right thing to do is to realize you’re on the wrong side, and walk away. I did. You should, too.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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