The Brief: President Donald Trump suggested that disinfectant be injected into the lungs to fight Coronavirus, so people are posting memes online in remembrance of the Tide Pod issues that happened not so long ago in 2018.
The 45th U.S. President, Donald Trump held a Coronavirus press briefing on April 23 that stunned the country with his surprising remarks regarding ways to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Trump noticed how bleach can be a great agent in killing viruses so he publicly stated, “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute.” Then he ponders on national television if household cleaning products that contain bleach, “can do something like that by injection inside [the human body], 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.”
This announcement caused many medical professionals and household cleaning product brands to feel fearful of any potential accidents happening in the near future because of Donald Trump’s statement. So, companies like Lysol released statements to remind the public that their products aren’t meant to be inside the human body whether that be through consumption or injection.
The familiarity of Donald Trump’s statements to a problem the United States had a few years ago caused many social media users to become nostalgic. Social media turned into a storm of nostalgic posts that reminded everyone of the Tide Pod health issues that were occurring in 2018 when over 12,000 calls were made to poison control about people eating laundry pods.
There were many takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech that weren’t heavily backed by statistics or scientific advisory. One of the major results from this Coronavirus press briefing was the many memes that are now circulating online. Five hashtags went viral on Twitter regarding Donald Trump’s public announcements and they all relate to the President’s remarks regarding the usage of cleaning products. Donald Trump was then informally labeled as the #TidePodPresident on Twitter while #InjectDisinfectant, #DontDrinkBleach, #Disinfectant, and #Clorox were all trending at the same time.
Donald Trump Tide Pod Memes
Trump & his buddies high on Hydroxychloroquine & Tide Pod syringes. pic.twitter.com/SSrKDlo0qJ
— Cousin Tweeta (@cousintweeta) April 24, 2020
— Timothy Parish (@DeafAngelboy23) April 24, 2020
— Charles Stewart (@iused2bakecakes) April 23, 2020
A Tide Pod a day keeps the Coronavirus away ~ Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/hmH0asRJut
— Joey, Family Historian 🇺🇸 🇸🇪 🇩🇪 (@RecklessFamilyH) April 24, 2020
— Carter King (@GravyMan16) April 24, 2020
Donald Trump: *tells people to put cleaning products into their bodies*
People who ate Tide Pods in 2018: pic.twitter.com/L7BI9KhOhW
— Jake Burgett (@jakeburgett23) April 24, 2020
Things you should never ingest:
– Hand sanitizer
– Rubbing alcohol
– Isopropyl alcohol
– Tide Pods
Things you literally cannot ingest:
People who should not be president:
– Donald Trump
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 24, 2020
Dear @realDonaldTrump I've eaten 7 tide pods and my wife is sticking her head in the oven and neither of us feels any better yet PLEASE EXPLAIN??
— Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) April 23, 2020
It’s funny to me that all the people that are up in arms and sharing the click bait stories about Donald Trump suggesting that we inject with disinfectant are the same ones that were eating tide pods a little while back? 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/f2US8Qf9gg
— Tyler Tatum (@TylerTa13171760) April 24, 2020
HAHAHA! @realDonaldTrump just suggested injecting disinfectant into someone's body as a way to kill the coronavirus.
Sounds to me like somebody just wants an excuse to keep eating Tide Pods. pic.twitter.com/84hZVqdeNF
— MyNameIsKingdom (@MyNameIsKingdom) April 24, 2020
Donald Trump just dropped a new challenge: #TheDisinfectantChallenge
Forget the Tide Pod challenge… pic.twitter.com/LvoYBahcl7
— roxαnn (@roxannseason) April 24, 2020