Trump later said he was joking, but not many people are buying his story.
However, when discussing the injections, the president had not even reached the question-and-answer stage of his briefing, and the whole discussion was between him and other officials.
Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy also "cautioned against" injecting disinfectant, saying it could be "quite toxic".
Some governors are gingerly trying to reopen their states as public health experts warn of a second wave of infections.
"We have seen an increase in numbers of people calling poison control and so I think it's really important that every one of us with a platform disseminate medically accurate information", Whitmer told ABC's This Week on Sunday.
It is unclear whether Trump is ending the briefings altogether, or just for the weekend.
The shuttering of the US economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that likely will push the national unemployment rate to 16% or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound, a White House economic adviser said on Sunday.
Spain's daily virus toll hikes slightly with 378 new deaths
All Spaniards will be allowed out for exercise and to take walks from next weekend, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Saturday. Spain's Health Ministry could not immediately confirm the figures to Reuters .
President Donald Trump claimed he was just being sarcastic. 'Look, I think the president's got to focus on the message, stick to the message and make sure that these press conferences are fact-based'.
McEnany pushed back on reporters' questions Saturday over whether the White House was sending mixed messages about the context of the President's suggestion.
Though he did not have a White House COVID-19 task force briefing scheduled Sunday, President Donald Trump still made the time to lambast the press, threatening lawsuits and asking when reporters who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 elections would return their "cherished Nobles".
Democratic candidate Joe Biden swiftly took the chance to lash out at President Trump over the bleach remarks, tweeting: "UV light?" However, now, Trump might be coming in less frequently and staying for a shorter time.
Yesterday, Trump had given a lengthy briefing to the media, at one point suggesting it might be possible to treat coronavirus by injecting people with sunlight or disinfectants. Trump said he had been speaking sarcastically.
For weeks now as aides and allies have urged Trump to stop doing daily briefings, the President has commandeered the microphone, dispensing self-congratulatory assessments of his administration's handling of the pandemic.
On Monday, the White House was expected to release a recap of what the federal government has done so far to improve the availability of COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment and ventilators. "They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News".