CJ McCollum reacts to Donald Trump’s disinfectant injection suggestion
United States President Donald Trump yesterday made eyebrow-raising comments suggesting the consumption of disinfectant materials and even exposure to light and heat could function as treatments to COVID-19, the coronavirus turned pandemic afflicting hundreds of thousands in the country and around the world. On Friday, Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum caught wind of the president’s remarks, reacting in disgust.
“Did [T]rump really tell people to inject disinfectants into the body?”, the 28-year-old Lehigh University product pondered on social media on Friday afternoon. “What is the world coming to”.
Did trump really tell people to inject disinfectants into the body? What is the world coming to
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 24, 2020
Friday also saw President Trump respond to gathered press in the Oval Office following up on his headlines-creating comments yesterday, which the commander-in-chief added were “sarcastic,” and he was asking “sarcastically” to reporters the other day.
“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,” Trump told reporters at an Oval Office bill signing, via The Hill.
“I was asking a sarcastic — and a very sarcastic question — to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside,” the president continued. “But it does kill it, and it would kill it on the hands and that would make things much better. That was done in the form of a sarcastic question to the reporters.”
McCollum, a seventh-year veteran with the Blazers, previously called President Trump an “imbecile” on Twitter in Sept. 2017 while responding to another user tagging the guard.
No. An imbecile like trump could never understand https://t.co/PPwbLPQOy1
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 23, 2017
The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent public-health crisis in the United States has led to the forced hiatus of the 2019-20 NBA season, making McCollum and his peers quarantine inside their homes since March 12 following the revelations of several players contracting COVID-19. There is no timetable at the moment if or when the NBA season will resume this year.