UNITED STATES President Donald Trump says he “can’t imagine why” calls to US hotlines have risen about disinfectant.
This is after he suggested injecting disinfectant to treat the coronavirus.
Governors of Michigan and Maryland on Sunday blamed the president for the spike in such calls.
Following heavy criticism from medical professionals, Trump said his remarks were made sarcastically.
Disinfectants are hazardous substances and can be poisonous if ingested, the BBC noted.
During Monday’s Covid-19 news conference, a reporter noted that the state of Maryland’s emergency hotline had received hundreds of calls in recent days seeking guidance about Trump’s comments, the BBC reported.
“I can’t imagine why. I can’t imagine that,” Trump replied.
He also said he did not take responsibility for the increase in the calls.