Fans believe Ricky Gervais totally predicted President Donald Trump’s recent disinfectant comments.
The US president came under massive fire last week after making some extraordinary claims you could possibly cure coronavirus by ‘injecting disinfectant’, which he later dismissed as sarcastic.
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However it caused dozens of cleaning companies to speak out and urge people to most definitely not ingest their products after there was a rise in the purchase of such items.
Now it seems After Life star Ricky saw the kind of vibe we would get with Trump, even before he was elected president, with fans unearthing an old tweet that is just way too real.
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Dubbing his post, from 2016, a ‘Nostradamus moment’ fans have gathered around the 58-year-old as some sort of soothsayer.
He wrote: ‘The fact that there are warnings like “Do not drink” on bottles of bleach makes me realise that Donald Trump can become president.’
We’ll let that sink in.
Tennis champ Martina Navratilova responded to the tweet this week: ‘Ricky- you were way ahead of the curve!!!’ with the comedian responding with a laughing emoji.
One dubbed him ‘a visionary’ as another chimed in: ‘What up, Nostradamus?’
And, honestly, another comment sums it up quite accurately: ‘To read this tweet today is so funny and so hopeless at the same time…’
The President had previously suggested disinfectant could be used to beat Covid-19 during a press briefing, where a top government official said studies showed a combination of UV light and warmer temperatures could kill the cells within minutes.
But it wasn’t serious, guys.
Trump later said: ‘I was asking a sarcastic — and a very sarcastic question — to the reporters in the room about disinfectant on the inside. But it does kill it, and it would kill it on the hands and that would make things much better.
‘That was done in the form of a sarcastic question to the reporters.’
Worldwide, more than 217,000 people have died from coronavirus, while the US death toll has topped 59,000.
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