Trump Is Playing Doctor Again

Wants to play the Candy Striper and the Doctor again? (Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Axios:

To the alarm of some government health officials, President Trump has expressed enthusiasm for the Food and Drug Administration to permit an extract from the oleander plant to be marketed as a dietary supplement or, alternatively, approved as a drug to cure COVID-19, despite lack of proof that it works.

OLEANDER? I guess if you cannot get the peasants to drink bleach to kill themselves, why not get them to nibble on one of the most common poisonous plants (and you know Someone In Possum Hollar already has it in the morning smoothie)… but what’s his angle?

Driving the news: The experimental botanical extract, oleandrin, was promoted to Trump during an Oval Office meeting in July. It’s embraced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, a big Trump backer, who recently took a financial stake in the company that develops the product.

Oh, so his favorite Xristo-grifter has a financial stake. Got it.

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23 Responses to Trump Is Playing Doctor Again

  1. roket says:

    I assume Possum Hollar would be fine with listing COVID-19 as the cause of death, in this instance. Listing the real reason, suicide, wouldn’t look good on that death certificate St Peter requires for entry at the Pearly Gates.

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  2. Nangleator says:

    Morons faced with a problem will always try to find the simplest, easiest solution. If they’re greedy morons, then they want that solution to be ownable and profitable, too.

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  3. julesmomcat says:

    Ain’t no way I’m giving Lindell $45 for a G-D pillow; a scammer is, as a scammer does.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      My landlady recently received a set of bed sheets from Pillow Guy; they began falling apart after only one washing, but she’s blaming the shoddy workmanship on the country of origin, and not due to the greed of the man in charge.

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      • MDavis says:

        Didn’t he choose the manufacturer? Ultimately, shoddy workmanship comes down to the man who chooses the workman.
        And, I’m guessing that any attempts she makes to get a refund or replacement will be met with “you must be washing them wrong” as a dodge to avoid responsibility. That man is probably a successful Trump U graduate, who took note of how the scam was being run rather than falling for it twice.

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    I hear it blends quite well with Hemlock tea….

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  5. Oleandrin is a toxic cardiac glycoside found in the poisonous plant oleander (Nerium oleander L.).[1] Along with conessine it is primarily responsible for the toxicity of the sap of oleander. Oleander has been used in the traditional medicine of China and Russia for its properties as a cardiac glycoside, for both suicidal and therapeutic purposes as in treatment of cardiac insufficiency. There is no high-quality clinical evidence that oleander or its constituents, including oleandrin, are effective or approved as a prescription drug or dietary supplement.[1]

    Just staking some claim chowder from Wikipedia before the inevitable edit war…

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  6. Also, there’s an xkcd for that!

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  7. Kent Fossgreen says:

    Goes hand in hand with Mikey Pillowboy’s new product, My Dirt Nap Pillow.

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  8. buckobear says:

    I remember a death in my childhood neighborhood from eating the leaves. They were quite common as windbreaks and yard dividers.
    When will LDN announce that he’s taking it?? Maybe let mr wood go first??

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  9. Dennis Cole says:

    Fed up with the BS? Had enough? Life got you so stressed out you can’t even see straight? Then I suggest you try Heroin. That’s right, Heroin – spelled H E R O I N, it has the power to soothe, calm and restore you to levels where you just absolutely don’t give a shit, or a flying-fuck, or a rat’s-ass, for at least a few hours, if not longer. Sometimes WAY longer, but you’ll never know OR care, if that does happen.

    So ask your Dr. if Heroin is right for you, and if he agrees, then you’re going to be visiting neighborhoods you never before suspected existed, let alone were active centers of pharmaceutical commerce, because you won’t find it by prescription…

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  10. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Be sure to take it with your favorite Goya product. MMM, good!

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  11. Diane says:

    You just know there will be people out there saying, it’s a flower. It’s natural!

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    • MDavis says:

      I’ve heard that it pairs well with the Amanita Phalloides, rumored to be delicious. Don’t expect to hear that twice from the same diner, though.

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  12. osirisopto says:

    I feel so triggered.

    Ah who am I trying to kid?
    I’ve heard it works better if you smoke it.

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