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Remember When They Trashed Trump For His Bleach Comments? Here’s How That Story Ends

“Trump … is smarter than all of us.”      Michael Moore, Oct. 29, 2020

Joy Behar, on The View, is, as usual, like many on the Left, quite distressed.  Referring to Brianna Keilar’s recent confrontational interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, Behar, following Keilar’s practiced tone of “moral” outrage, criticized Dr. Birx for not objecting more when, according to Joe Biden, Donald Trump suggested “injecting bleach” to treat the coronavirus. Keilar also objected to Dr. Birx’s praise for Trump’s “analytical skills.”  Since the Democrat-media complex’s political narrative to win elections is that Trump is stupid, Brianna will not permit that. In fact, Trump never suggested injecting bleach to cure the virus.

First, Trump did not tell people to inject “bleach” to cure Covid.  One will not find the word “bleach” anywhere in Trump’s statement. That word is added by the Democrat-media propaganda machine in order to craft their political narrative that Trump is stupid beyond measure.  Second, consider the exact words Trump said while talking to a group of doctors about using “disinfectant” to cure Covid.

“I see the disinfectant that knocks [the Covid virus] out in … one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? … [I]t does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that. … [T]he whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute.”

The sentence in which Trump mentions injecting disinfectant into patients has a question mark at its end.  If one checks one’s first grade English language primer, one will find that a question mark at the end of a sentence indicates that one is asking a question rather that making an assertion.  Trump was speaking to a group of doctors and was doing exactly what a businessman should do when talking to doctors about a virus, namely, ask questions. Once again, the leftist propaganda machine has attempted to deceive the American people by turning a question into an assertion.

Second, Trump has good reasons for asking this question.  There is actually a long history, tracing as far back as 1943, of injecting disinfectants like Eusol (hypochlorous acid) in the form of nasal spray into patients in order to cure infections.

Third, Trump mentioned using light to cure the virus because there is a new exciting field called “photodynamic therapy” in which quantities of various toxic chemicals, including some used as disinfectants, are injected in small quantities into patients in combination with stimulating light therapy.  The idea is that since these disinfectants are generally toxic, and since their effect on microorganisms is enhanced by light stimulation, one can safely inject them into the body in safely small quantities in combination with light to safely kill the microorganisms.

In fact, photodynamic therapy has been used effectively to treat Covid and other viral diseases.  Further, a research team led by Mark Pimentel, M.D. at Ceder Sinai Hospital is conducting research on a UV light therapy called “Healight” that appears to show that delivering ultraviolet light through an endotracheal catheter yields positive results in treating various respiratory infections including Covid.

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Since Biden, Behar, and Keilar, who, like most of the “news” media, find it so difficult to find the facts, and since the Thailand Medical News was one of the few “news” media organizations not working for the Biden campaign at the time, one can find these facts in an informative article at Thailand Medical News titled “President Trump Could Be Right After All. Photodynamic Theory and the Disinfectant Hypochlorous Acid Are Interesting Research Prospects to Treat Covid-19”.  The article documents the use of various “disinfectants” and light therapy to treat successfully various diseases including Covid.

All of this may explain why even PolitiFact, no friend of Donald Trump, fact-checked Biden’s claim that Trump told people to inject bleach to cure Covid as “mostly false”.  In fact, PolitiFact should have rated it as completely false but at least PolitiFact retains some ability to read in the English language.

Although Trump does not articulate such matters with the precision of a scientist, he was fundamentally correct to raise questions about the use of disinfectants and light therapy to treat Covid.  His arrogant media critics who, being as polite as possible, are not Rhodes scholars, were not.

The claim that Trump told people to drink bleach was one of many created by the Democrat-media complex to promote the narrative Trump is not smart enough to be president.   In fact, Trump graduated with a double major in Economics and Anthropology from the Wharton School of Business at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania (Penn) that is, consistently, ranked as one of the top business schools in the country, sometimes the best.  Further, a news story, that has conveniently vanished, which happens a lot lately, appeared in 2015 on that Donald Trump’s IQ is 156.  Needless to say, this sent many media talking-heads, most of whom do not have Ivy League degrees, into a predictable hysteria, requiring the production of many silly arguments to counter this claim.

One typical article at by Rich Buhler in 2017 claims that “Penn’s SAT Requirements Don’t Support Trump IQ Claims”.  The “argument”, such as it is, is comical. … advises students that they’ll need a GPA of 3.9 and “nearly straight A’s in all your classes to compete with other applicants”.  Also, students are expected to score at least a 1500 on the “new” 1600 SAT scoring scale. A score of 1500 translates into an IQ of about 145 to 148 – which is still very high, but far less than 156.

Since Buhler admits that Trump’s SAT scores have not been made public it is not clear how he assigns him a score of 1500.  Second, an IQ of 145-148 is not “far less” than 156.  If one meets two people on the street, one of whom has an IQ of 145-148 and the other of 156, one will not be able to tell the difference.  While they are discussing Kant’s transcendental deductions you will be trying to figure out what language they are speaking.

Although interpreting IQ scores is a very complex matter, on the Stanford-Binet IQ test a score of 100 was traditionally considered average, and anything above 140 was considered “genius.”  Thus, Buhler’s argument that Trump’s IQ may only be between 145-148 still puts him well above that traditional bar for “genius.”  Buhler’s petty attempt to get Trump down from a very high genius IQ to a moderately high genius IQ is hardly significant, but this illustrates the length to which Trump’s critics will go to disparage him.

In fact, all presidents should be measured on what they have actually accomplished, not on the results of class tests. The standard Democrat-media narrative that someone who has made billions of dollars in New York’s competitive construction and property market and in “Reality TV” is stupid is, frankly, silly, which explains why media bobbleheads, most of whom, thankfully, never made it to the Ivy league, need to keep fabricating fictional Trump-stupidities, like the false bleach injection story, to keep their political election narrative alive.

By Richard McDonough

Richard Michael McDonough, American philosophy educator. Achievements include production of original interpretation of Wittgenstein’s logical-metaphysical system, original application Kantian Copernican Revolution to philosophy of language; significant interdisciplinary work logic, linguistics, psychology & philosophy. Member Australasian Debating Federation (honorary life, adjudicator since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi. Richard is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.

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