These are all stories of the Republican base. The reason appointees and future GOP congressional members are talking about things like armed revolts and QAnon is because those are are not fringe ideas among the base, as they are often described
This is the man who was given $250 million "to help the United States return to normal" by Uh oh.
3. director Robert Redfield tells Senate Committee he was "deeply saddened" to read of HHS communications director Michael Caputo's claims about the CDC.
Trump top communications officer on health, Caputo w no training in science, edits CDC Reports & says his “mental health has definitely failed” “I don’t like being alone in Washington, shadows on the ceiling in my apt, there alone, shadows are so long.”
Caputo accused the CDC of “engaging in ‘sedition’ in their handling of the pandemic and that left-wing hit squads were preparing for armed insurrection after the election.”
As someone specifically targeted for years by the antivaccine movement, attacked by RFK Jr as the “OG Villain” I’ve experienced first-hand many or most of the tactics and devices used by anti-science disinformation campaigns: This smells just like it
Also, I know 2020 is the news cycle that won't stop, but Michael Caputo needs to resign. Full stop. He's pushing conspiracy theories and accusing scientists of sedition. Let's make sure we're pushing our electeds on this.
Turns out that M. Caputo, the HHS flack w no medical training charged with muzzling the CDC, is out of his mind. Even he admits that his “mental health has failed.” But his job is secure. “muzzling": "out of his mind":
Caputo the assistant secretary of public affairs at the , accused the of harboring a “resistance unit”. Yep, it's called the Epidemic Intelligence Service. I'm a proud alum. Join here:
Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt - The New York Times Unfit for his job
Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt
Figures. "Mr. Caputo’s remarks also dovetailed … with those of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime confidant of both Mr. Caputo and Mr. Trump” "Mr. Caputo ...had once lived in Russia, had worked for Russian politicians and was contacted by a Russian ..."
If you think this is simply a story of one government official’s dangerous views, you haven’t been paying attention. Take a minute to dive into the Qanon rabbit hole. Our country is on the verge.
Trump’s HHS secretary, caught red handed last week changing scientific reports to help the administration, rants about left-wing death-squads and says the CDC will kill people to prevent Trump’s re-election. He belongs in a psychiatric ward, not HHS.
This is nuts ⤵️ Trump Health Aide Falsely Alleges Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt
Michael Caputo, after politicizing MMWR, now slanders scientists in a Facebook video: He says CDC scientists are plotting “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump next. [They] do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president.”
Michael Caputo, Trump’s assistant secretary of health for public affairs, falsely told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for violent insurrection, and he accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”
Are we sure the NYT hasn't been hacked by ? "Mr. Stone, whose prison sentence ...vwas commuted by the president... told the conspiracy website Infowars on Friday that Mr. Trump should consider declaring martial law if he lost re-election."
Here's an example of what I mean when I talk about the GOP going nuts. Yikes!
'“I don’t like being alone in Washington,” Caputo [longtime Trump loyalist with no background in health care] said, describing “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.”' The shadow shows a plump guy with ridiculous hair.
News reporters didn't used to assert that their sources said "outlandish" and "false" things in the ledes of NEWS stories, I said without evidence.
Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies abt scientists via
Top Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt
This is seriously alarming! #CDC must maintain independence