Trump Golf, the branch of the Trump Organization that oversees President Donald Trump’s golfing properties, promoted a video earlier this month that recommended “killing” the coronavirus by drinking an entire bottle of vodka every day.
The Washington Post reports that Trump Golf on April 9th tweeted out a video featuring professional golfer John Daly in which he said that consuming high quantities of alcohol would be enough to kill the virus.
“I kind of got a cure for this,” Daly said in the video. “I only drink one drink a day, it just happens to be a bottle of good old Belvedere [vodka]… You know, you just drink one of these a day — you know, sippy-sippy on a little McDonald’s Diet Coke, you know, wash it down pretty good. Never have a hangover. And that’s the way you kill this coronavirus, I believe.”
As the Post points out, drinking alcohol could actually make you more vulnerable to getting the virus because it weakens your immune system, and there is no evidence that slugging down a bottle of vodka will kill COVID-19.
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