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There have been many calls for concern as Donald Trump's latest TV appearance has sparked rumors about the nature of his health, and they are pretty serious. But now the President has taken to Twitter to try and smother the flames and explain his actions.

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Donald Trump hasn't had it easy the past few months...

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But a huge portion of that is down to his own actions and how they have impacted us all.

Between calling it the "Chinese" virus and playing down the severity of the pandemic...

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Trump hasn't exactly been praised for his handling of the ongoing medical crisis.

He started out by remaining stubbornly confident in America's resilience to the virus.

Back in January, shortly after the initial outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine."

And, even when the number of cases here in America started to climb...

He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.

The President persistently fought against the media regarding the pandemic.

And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a "fake news media" conspiracy.

And, as the months trickled by...

President Trump simply wouldn't budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu. This was perhaps one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.

Things needed to change.

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And fast. As the number of cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump's blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.

But, thankfully, Trump seemed to have a sudden change of heart.

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On March 13th, mere days after he compared the pandemic to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.

This move freed up around $50 billion in federal funding...

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And promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.

It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.

In a press conference in March, Trump admitted: "We have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about."

The President has been doing some serious backtracking.

And insisted that he "felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic."

But this isn't necessarily a good thing.

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Though Trump is finally taking the virus seriously, he has been dishing out some pretty concerning advice that could ultimately put thousands of lives at risk.

And last month, he made his most shocking claims yet.

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At a press conference, the President discussed potential cures for the virus and went on to bring up the topic of disinfectants.

He casually suggested that these disinfectants could, in some way, be "injected" into the body as a method of combatting the virus.

"I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute," he said. "Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that."

Even for Trump's standards, these claims are completely outrageous.

People are horrified that a man with such power and influence would offer such reckless and potentially deadly advice to his country.

Since his shocking claims, medical experts have been frantically urging people to not inject themselves with chemicals.

If you are unwell, go to a doctor. By no means should you ever pump such harmful and toxic chemicals into your body.

And some people have already taken the President's advice...

Dr. Jonathan Spicer tweeted: "No joke - we had a patient swallow Lysol as a #disinfectant a couple of weeks ago to prevent [the virus] infection. He made it out of the hospital after his gastrectomy...This kind of nonsense is absolutely mind-blowing."

Things have been getting seriously out of hand...

British firm Reckitt Benckiser (RB), which manufactures the popular disinfectants, Dettol and Lysol, were forced to issue a statement.

They warned people against the use of their disinfectants as a remedy for the virus.

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Their statement read: "As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion, or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information." All cleared up?

But recently, people have been trying to justify these actions by claiming the President isn't feeling right...

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And they have been using a video of a speech he gave at West Point, the country's premier military academy.

Observer's noticed a few strange things...

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From having to take "baby steps" to and from the stage and using both hands to support a small glass of water, health professionals, as well as people all around the nation have been left fearing for his health.

The news comes after the President turned seventy-four today.

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Rather than talking about drinking from his cup "sippy-cup style", he focussed on explaining why he was forced to take small steps.

He tweeted this:

"The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery."

He continued:

"The last thing I was going to do is 'fall' for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!" Oh yikes.

Here's the video in question:

The White House also recently issued a statement pronouncing the president in good health for his age, and Trump himself has always denied similar rumors so we'll just take his word for it. It's not like he believes medical experts anyway... Keep scrolling to see what other Presidents have done to tackle the pandemic.