Trump appears to forget his presidency, saying ‘could you imagine if I were president’ during Covid crisis

It’s been a wild year or so for us all, so you’d be forgiven for thinking it went by in a flash and forgetting a few things. Yet, when ex-president Donald Trump appeared to forget that he was in charge when the coronavirus pandemic began last year, we couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow.

The “confusing” remarks came as Trump spoke on the phone to Fox NewsDan Bongino, during his Unfiltered programme on Saturday.

Speaking to the presenter, Trump asked: “Could you imagine if I were president right now and we had this massive attack from the coronavirus?

“I never liked to call it that. They have new names, then they have other new names, but it’s exactly what we had.”

We don’t need to imagine it, Trump, because it happened.

In one of the wildest moments during his presidency – and indeed, during the pandemic – the Republican suggested bringing ultraviolet light or “a very powerful light” inside the body to or injecting disinfectant to kill the coronavirus.

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? It gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number,” Trump said.

In October last year, the then-president tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The New York Times claimed in February that Trump’s oxygen levels were in fact so low that doctors feared he would need a ventilator.

Then, on 19th January 2021 - his penultimate day in office - it was revealed that the coronavirus death toll for the United States had passed 400,000 people.

Twitter has since been left confused by how Trump could seemingly forget all of this:

For what it’s worth, though, we wish we could forget Trump’s presidency too.

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