Biden's Bleach Remark on Trump Stirs Controversy

 May 11, 2024

President Joe Biden recently sparked a flurry of reactions with his comments about former President Donald Trump and bleach.

During a recent fundraising event, Biden expressed a wish regarding Trump and a hypothetical injection of bleach, reviving old debates over Trump’s handling of COVID-19 treatments.

Breitbart News reported that President Biden's controversial comment occurred at a fundraiser in San Francisco, California. He brought up a widely disputed interpretation of Trump's past statements concerning COVID-19, suggesting that Trump had promoted the injection of bleach as a treatment.

During a briefing that has been a point of contention, former President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of using ultraviolet light or powerful lights inside the body and explored if disinfectants could aid in "cleaning" the lungs.

However, some misinterpreted his comments. Trump clarified during the same briefing that he did not suggest using injectable forms of disinfectant.

Misinterpretations and Clarifications

Democrats such as Jen Psaki, during her tenure as White House Press Secretary, and Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, have propagated versions of Trump’s statements that align with the narrative that Trump suggested hazardous treatments. This stems from the complexities and nuances in communication during critical briefings about the pandemic.

Here's what former President Donald Trump said:

So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light... And I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it... 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...

Trump emphasized that the methods discussed should not involve injection, a detail often overlooked in political commentary.

Despite clarifications, misconceptions persist, affecting public understanding and political rhetoric. The story reflects not only on the pandemic response but also on the larger issue of misinformation and the need for clarity in public communication.

Political Responses and Public Perception

This incident brings to light the ongoing political rivalry between Biden and Trump, who remains active in politics. Trump recently addressed supporters at a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, emphasizing his ongoing political influence.

President Biden's remarks, interpreted as a sharp critique of Trump’s presidential term, show how previous administrations' actions under crisis continue to be a key point in current political dialogues. His statement at the fundraiser, as per reports, was:

Remember him saying the best thing to do is just inject a little bleach in your arm? That’s what he said. And he meant it. I wish he had done a little bit himself. The echo of Trump's presidency in Biden’s campaign suggests strategically highlighting past controversies to influence voter sentiment.


The political landscape continues to vibrate with the repercussions of past statements and the interpretations they are subjected to. While Trump clarified his comments on disinfectants not involving injection, the narrative continues to fuel political debates, reflecting the enduring polarized environment of U.S. politics. It underscores the ongoing need for critical listening and responsible communication from public leaders to foster informed public discourse.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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