Trump floated the idea of injecting disinfectant as a cure for COVID-19. But he says it's not his fault if someone uses disinfectant and dies.
Donald Trump once again refused to take responsibility for his own actions, saying at a news conference on Monday that if someone died from using disinfectant it would not be his fault.
"Maryland and other states, Gov. Larry Hogan specifically said, they've seen a spike in people using disinfectant after your comments last week. I know you said they were sarcastic, but do you take any responsibility if someone were to die?" a reporter asked Trump.
Trump responded emphatically that it is not his fault.
"No, I don't. No, I can't imagine — I can't imagine that," Trump said, before moving on to the next question.
This is not the first time Trump has refused to take responsibility for something.
In early March, when the virus was taking hold in the United States, Trump said it was not his fault that there was a lack of testing to identify and isolate people who had the virus, which experts said could have slowed the spread.
"No, I don't take responsibility at all because we were given a set of circumstances, and we were given rules, regulations, and specifications from a different time," Trump said on March 13 about the testing shortage, appearing to try to lay blame on past administrations.
However, COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel coronavirus — meaning the virus is new and has never been seen before. Past administrations did not make tests for this virus because it hadn't existed yet.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.