President Donald Trump was up bright and early Thursday morning, tweeting and retweeting all sorts of bizarre conspiracy theories and videos that suggest “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” and doubling down on his “Obamagate” accusation, which he has still failed to provide any evidence to support.
And then there was the latest round of debate over wearing a protective mask to help control the spread of the novel coronaravirus, according to Mediaite:
“The article was from Trump-devoted site The Federalist, which Trump shared as a quote retweet from pro-Trump author Lee Smith. Smith reacted to the article, written by attorney and director of the Phyllis Schlafly Virginia Constitution Center Molly McCann, as saying that ‘masks aren’t about public health but social control. Image of Biden in black mask endorses culture of silence, slavery, and social death.'”
So many different viewpoints! https://t.co/DCesPbJu5M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
So now if you wear a mask to protect others you’re endorsing a “culture of silence, slavery, and social death”? Does that mean that if a doctor or nurse wears one at work it means they secretly want to enslave and silence people? That’s beyond absurd!
In the Federalist article, McCann goes on to assert that masks aren’t being used for public health, but were instead created as a “critical predicate conditioning” for Americans to accept “rule by executive fiat.”
Fortunately, other Twitter users set Trump and Smith straight on the matter:
This is dangerous misinformation that will lead to more illness and more death.
It’s also highly offensive to equate this to slavery.
You people are some sick mfers.
— Bryan ?? #StayAtHome & #WashYourHands (@swimmerbr78) May 28, 2020
Read the thread from Lee’s post. Thanks #PresidentTweety for fueling the science denying complete idiots! For the record MY WEARING A MASK HELPS PROTECT YOU! NOT ME! YOUR WEARING A MASK ‘HELPS’ PROTECT ME FROM YOU!
— ?Carly Lehwald (@CarlyELehwald) May 28, 2020
And you always manage to find the craziest ones.
Your own Surgeon General is telling people to wear masks.
Maybe you all should have been clear on your guidelines from the start.https://t.co/jxZaBioGsi
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) May 28, 2020
So the mask represents slavery, but the Confederate statue, that’s just freedom or some shit? Got it.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) May 28, 2020
You realize your own policy says to wear a mask… right?
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) May 28, 2020
Considering that Donald Trump doesn’t want us to wear masks sounds like reason enough to wear two of them, doesn’t it?
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