US president calls the coronavirus a 'brilliant germ' and a 'genius' - 2020-04-11
US President Donald Trump has called the coronavirus a "brilliant germ" so smart "antibiotics can't keep up with it" in a bizarre and rambling press conference.
US President Donald Trump has been mocked on social media for referring to the coronavirus as a "germ that has gotten so brilliant" it's even outsmarting antibiotics.
As most of us know, antibiotics are useless against any virus, let alone one as deadly and complex as the coronavirus, which has so far killed more than 18,700 Americans and infected at least half a million others.
But that didn't stop Mr Trump from raving about the coronavirus' resistance to drugs used to treat bacterial, not viral, infections, with a 35 second clip of the embarrassing comments sparking ridicule online.