Did The Onion Really Predict Trump’s Disinfectant Coronavirus Cure Weeks Ago? Some Experts Say Yes

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“Not The Onion” has become the ubiquitous phrase to indicate something completely absurd that actually did happen, but President Donald Trump has existentially threatened that phrase this week with his riff on curing the coronavirus by ingesting or injecting disinfectants.

In fact, after Trump’s rant, and after the producer of Lysol had to put out a statement telling customers not to follow Trump’s suggestion, several folks actually employed the phrase on social media, obviously unaware that in this case, these things happened and they were also, in fact, The Onion.

The satirical publication actually predicted Trump’s rant to the letter, and to make things even spookier, did so
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