Melania Trump may be on damage control early Friday after shocking comments from President Donald Trump sent the wrong message about exploring the possibility of injecting disinfectants as a way to kill off COVID-19.
The First Lady of the United States released a message and tried to continue to provide an uplifting spirit for millions of Americans who are hoping for a light at the end of a very long quarantine tunnel.
“Our thoughts & prayers continue to be w/ each person suffering & fighting to recover from this terrible virus, & with all of the families who have lost loved ones,” Melania’s message read.
FLOTUS also addressed the difficulties everyone is feeling because of social distancing, adding, “Even though we are physically apart, we are all in this fight together.”
Melania has tried to focus on the positive things going on in the world, even though it feels like humanity is in a tailspin. Earlier in the week, she and President Trump planted a maple tree on the South Lawn of the White House while honoring Earth Day.
“This tree represents our nation’s dedication to conservation & our admiration for the great outdoors,” she captioned a shot of her and the President shoveling dirt.
Melania’s comments to the people of the United States come hours after another bizarre media performance during the nightly coronavirus taskforce press briefings. On Thursday night, President Trump spoke about disinfectants being used to kill the novel coronavirus, and wondered if there was an opportunity for humans to inject chemicals to get the same results.
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump explained during Thursday’s coronavirus presentation.”
He added, “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
After President Trump’s crazy idea went viral, disinfectant giant Lysol felt they needed to remind everyone to not inject or ingest their cleaning products.
“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” a spokesperson for Reckitt Benckiser, the owner of Lysol, told NBC News.
The rep continued: “As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.”