US President Donald Trump today advised people who are in tension with coronavirus outbreak, to be a germaphobe like him. Speaking in a press conference, President Trump urged the Americans to follow his example if they want to avoid being infected by the flu.
The President said to avoid germs, he always avoids touching handrails and would leave the room when someone sneezed and urged Americans to do the same. The real estate billionaire and Republican President further advised washing hands frequently as he does. Trump said his habit is exactly what is needed for protection against the easily spread ad potentially fatal Coronavirus.
“I do it a lot anyway as you probably heard,” he told a press conference in the White House, triggering laughter.
“Wash your hands, stay clean. You don’t have to necessarily grab every handrail unless you have to,” Trump said.
“When somebody sneezes, I try to bail out.”
“I had a man came up to me a week ago. I hadn’t seen him in a long time. I said, ‘how you doing?’ He said ‘fine, fine.’
“He hugs me. I said ‘are you well?’ He said ‘no, I have the worst fever and the worst flu.’ And he’s hugging and kissing me.”
“So I said ‘excuse me.’ I went and started washing my hands.”
President Trump’s germaphobia is well-known. He insisted people wash their hands before entering the Oval Office and don’t shake hands usually with the public member for fear of infection. Trump also announced that Vice President Mike Pence had been appointed as the head to control the spread of the illness in the US.