Donald Trump makes fresh address after recommending injecting disinfectant - as it happened

24 April 2020, 05:51 | Updated: 24 April 2020, 23:30

Donald Trump is making a fresh address
Donald Trump is making a fresh address. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Donald Trump has made a fresh address to the US after coming under fire for recommending injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus.

During Thursday evening's White House Covid-19 press conference, the President asked if it would be possible to use a powerful light or disinfectant "by injection inside or almost a cleaning," before clarifying he wasn't a doctor.

Mr Trump said: "So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light," the president said, turning to Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, "and I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it.

He later claimed his comments were "sarcastic" and backtracked on his statement.

Trump told reporters: "I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen.

See everything that happened on Friday below:

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