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The dangerous disinfectant suggestion is hardly the first time Trump has offered dodgy medical ideas

Aaron Blake


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

In late March, Deborah Birx assured us that US President Donald Trump is a savvy consumer of medical information.

"He's been so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data," said Birx, a medical expert on Trump's coronavirus task force.

"And I think his ability to analyse and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit during these discussions about medical issues."