‘In way over your head’: New White House press secretary brutally mocked after she gets steamrolled by Trump
Trump re-election campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (screengrab)

President Donald Trump appears to have contradicted his own top spokesperson.

President Donald Trump on Friday said he was being “sarcastic” when he asked at his recent White House briefing about injecting disinfectants to cure COVID-19.

"I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

Just hours earlier, however, his new White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had released a statement on his comments – which did not mention anything about sarcasm.

“President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterday’s briefing,” she said. “Leave it to the media to irresponsibly take President Trump out of context and run with negative headlines,” she added.

Many people noticed the inconsistency: