A Minneapolis City Council member encouraged President Donald Trump to drink a cup of bleach after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
“Hey @ronaldrump Take [sic] two remdesivir with 4 oz. of Clorox every four hours,” City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins said on Twitter Friday, referring to the antiviral medication that Trump is taking via an IV infusion. The tweet no longer appears on Jenkins’ Twitter feed.
The president was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday evening and revealed the diagnosis early Friday morning.
“He acted like he wanted to catch it,” Jenkins said on Twitter shortly after the diagnosis was announced.
In another tweet regarding Trump’s health, Jenkins said the president is “his own best comedy writer” and called him “an idiot.”
Jenkins was “enthusiastically given the DFL endorsement for City Council’s Ward 8 seat by unanimous vote” in 2017, according to the council member’s campaign website.
Meanwhile, the progressive outlet City Pages has retracted an article that celebrated the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis as a “hit of dopamine.”
“So President Trump and the First Lady have COVID. Man, anyone else just in a really, inexplicably good mood this morning?” the article said.
President Trump was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday afternoon and said in a video update Saturday night that he’s feeling “much better now.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020