President Trump has often said he’s knowledgeable about science and medicine, but he is not a doctor, which is why many were alarmed when he said in a coronavirus press conference people should inject disinfectants into their bodies to fight the virus. Chris Cillizza explains.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.