At last Thursday's daily coronavirus briefing, our president threw out another of his crazy ideas that might cure the virus. He suggested that a disinfectant by injection might help, "because you see, if it gets in your lungs it does a tremendous number on the lungs"


When questioned about this suggestion on Friday, he claimed he was just being "sarcastic to get reporters reactions." He wasn't talking to reporters at that briefing, but looking right at William Bryan from Homeland Security who was seated next to Dr. Deborah Brix, one of his trusted medical advisors of the task force. You could see the cringed look on her face when Trump made that statement.


On April 24, the CEO of Lysol, the U.S. surgeon general and the FDA all went on air to rebut Trump's statement that the public should not use any disinfectant as a cure for the coronavirus and how dangerous it would be.


One would never know that 54,000 U.S. citizens have died and almost a million others have been diagnosed with the virus by listening to Trump's briefings. He boasts and brags in campaign-style about the accomplishments of the task force but especially what he has done. According to Fact Checker, he used the word "tremendously" — his favorite word — 63 times during last week's briefings.


Thank goodness all the local TV stations, after about 15 minutes of Trump's ramblings and attempts to read his notes, go back to their local news followed by the national nightly news. His briefings sometimes have rambled on for two hours as he insults reporters and anyone who disagrees with him.


Perhaps a disclaimer or warning on the TV screen before the briefings could be posted: "Some statements made by the president could be detrimental, unsafe and dangerous to your welfare and safety.


Wally Rooks


Park Township