Howard Stern encourages Trump supporters to get together and drink disinfectants

Howard Stern

Howard Stern(Michael Zorn/Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

Howard Stern envisions a Jonestown ending for President Trump’s supporters.
Back to work Monday after a week off, the shock jock and Sirius XM host raged about
the president’s rumination last week that absorbing disinfectants might cure people of
coronavirus, and said America might be great again if Trump supporters got together
and chugged Clorox — starting with the president.
“I would love it if Donald would get on TV and take an injection of Clorox and let’s
see if his theory works,” Stern said. “Hold a big rally, say f—k this coronavirus, with all
of his followers, and let them hug each other and kiss each other and have a big rally.”
Stern’s sidekick Robin Quivers pondered a dark cocktail party.
“A big cocktail of disinfectant,“ she suggested.
“Yeah,” Stern agreed. “And all take disinfectant and all drop dead.”

Demonstrators crowd together at a protest opposing Washington state's stay-home order to slow the coronavirus outbreak Sunday, April 19, in Olympia, Wash.
Demonstrators crowd together at a protest opposing Washington state's stay-home order to slow the coronavirus outbreak
Sunday,April 19, in Olympia, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
The president said Thursday the prospect of treating the virus with disinfectants was an
 idea that interested him.
“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”
 Trump suggested during a White House briefing. “Because you see it gets in the lungs
and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”
Trump later claimed he was being sarcastic toward the reporters in the room when he
 passed along misinformation that drew international condemnation.
Stern took a break from his rant when a listener, Mike from New York, called in to
politely urge the frustrated broadcaster to get off the topic of politics. Stern and
Quivers argued opposition to consuming toxins isn’t a political stance, but conceded
some listeners don’t want to hear criticism of the president.
“I don’t recognize any of this as being Republican, I don’t recognize it as being
 anything political. I see it as insanity,” Stern said. “I don’t know what is going
on there, but I don’t have a good feeling.”
The scenario Stern imagined Monday was reminiscent of the 1978 Jonestown 
massacre when more than 900 cult members, under the direction of leader Jim
Jones, consumed lethal cocktails made from fruit juice and cyanide at a commune
in Guyana.
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