President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that he was just being sarcastic when, a day earlier, he had pondered injecting people with disinfectant as a way to ward off the coronavirus.
But many people on Twitter weren’t buying the president’s rationale, which followed widespread condemnation of his original comments.
Actors Chris Evans, Alyssa Milano, Mark Hamill, Matthew Lewis, John Cleese, Patton Oswalt, horror author Stephen King and “Jeopardy” great Ken Jennings joined lawmakers, ex-government officials, conservative commentators, broadcasters and even Dictionary.com in criticizing Trump over his defense.
Some even deployed the president’s purported sarcasm in their attacks:
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