Anna Wintour jokes Trump should be the first to drink disinfectant

Where is the lie?

Many of us are still reeling from the moment Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, aired the idea – on live television – that coronavirus could potentially be cured by injecting disinfectant directly into our coursing veins, or, alternatively, y’know, standing in direct sunlight for a bit.

“I’m not a doctor, but I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what,” he said, pointing at his head as he announced his idea, before later claiming he was speaking sarcastically when he suggested the treatments (sure!).

Among those seemingly still in shock at his comments (though, at this point, how) is Anna Wintour, who yesterday published an essay on Vogue’s website covering everything from his presidential failings and what the world will look like post-pandemic, right through to fashion’s role in shaping the future when we eventually emerge from lockdown. 

“I think we’ve all gotten past the idea that life will simply snap back to normal (except our president, who thinks we should try drinking disinfectant mixed with sunshine, to which I say, you first),” she wrote. Meaning that, should Trump see it, you should likely keep your eyes on his Twitter for the fallout. 

Later, the editor also asked a number of questions of fashion, and of us as consumers. “Will we be more practical? Will we want more of a uniform? Or will we be more creative and expressive than ever? What do we value? What do we truly need?” she asked. 

Though, unsurprisingly, nobody has the answers to those questions right now, she did make clear she thinks fashion should slow down during an interview with Naomi Campbell last week. “We need to show less,” she told the supermodel on her new YouTube show, No Filter. “We need to celebrate the art of fashion and the design of fashion and we need to slow down and enjoy it much more and not always be saying ‘What’s new? What’s next?’” 

Watch the full video below (and please stay away from the Dettol).