Trump health appointee Michael Caputo warns of armed insurrection after election
September 17, 2020 at 2:25 AM - Views: 55 #359024
A top communications official for the administration’s coronavirus response urged President Trump’s supporters to prepare for an armed insurrection after a contested election and accused government scientists of “sedition” in a Facebook Live chat that he described in detail to The Washington Post on Monday.
Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, which is overseeing the coronavirus response, leveled the accusations and promoted other conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event first reported by the New York Times. Caputo confirmed the authenticity of the video in comments he made to The Post…
Trump installed Caputo in April after weighing whether to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar over a series of damaging stories about Trump’s handling of the pandemic…Almost immediately, Caputo began exerting control over officials’ public appearances and statements; by early summer, he had extended that scrutiny to scientists….
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September 17, 2020 at 3:19 AM #359033retired liberalParticipant
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who in their right mind would want to get the shot?
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
September 17, 2020 at 3:32 AM #359038
Re-edited post above by taking off a paragraph so I could include the money quote that was deleted by the mod:
“He also predicted that Trump would win the election but that Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, would refuse to concede. “And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin,” he warned in the video.”
He predicts Trump will win and Biden won’t concede. So ‘when the shooting starts,’ (by the Trumpsters) it will all be Biden’s fault.
I call that ‘fomenting violence.’
September 17, 2020 at 5:15 AM #359089
September 17, 2020 at 5:44 AM #359095HassleCatParticipant
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Some of his remarks seem to advocate armed insurrection. People have been jailed for less.
September 17, 2020 at 5:54 AM #359096
Exactly. And that’s on the Trump admin as a whole.
September 17, 2020 at 6:40 AM #359102FasttenseParticipant
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They can taste it.
There is power in destroying a once functioning country and Nazi Trumpers are getting high on it.
September 17, 2020 at 7:10 AM #359106doh1304Participant
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Depending on who you’re talking to it’s been either a Democratic Party boogeyman or a Hillbot wet dream. Now the right is starting to take it up. Just another sign that America is going insane.
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