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Disinfectant riff is latest of many Trump science clashes

Disinfectant riff is latest of many Trump science clashes
Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 10:28:08-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's comment about injecting disinfectant to fight coronavirus is just the latest in a long list of comments and actions that run contrary to mainstream science.

He's gone against scientific and medical advice by looking at an eclipse without protection, calling climate change a hoax and saying wind turbines cause cancer.

He has produced marker-altered maps to back up errant claims about a hurricane's threat.

And now some of the treatments he mentions for coronavirus have gone against established medical advice.

One scientist who has advised Republican and Democratic administrations said he'd give Trump an "F" if the president were his student.

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