Trump’s golf business tweeted video claiming that drinking a bottle of vodka kills the coronavirus

Drinking alcohol could actually make you more vulnerable to getting the virus, because it weakens you immune system

By Brad Reed
Published April 20, 2020 2:18PM (EDT)
Donald Trump golfing (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Donald Trump golfing (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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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 you immune system, and there is no evidence that slugging down a bottle of vodka will kill COVID-19.

You can watch the full video below via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/TrumpGolf/status/1248341144875995141


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