Now do the dad.
Courtesy of Vice:
Twitter has temporarily suspended the account belonging to Donald Trump Jr, the son of U.S. President Donald Trump after he posted content that violated the company’s policies on misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The account will be suspended for 12 hours, during which time Don Jr. will be barred from posting new messages, liking or retweeting other posts. He will still be allowed to use Twitter’s Direct Message service to contact his followers. A Twitter spokesperson said this was not a suspension, that it was a “temporary lockout until the Tweet is deleted—not a suspension.”
The tweet that triggered the suspension linked to a video that contains multiple falsehoods and dubious claims about COVID-19 and its treatments. The post was deleted and replaced with a message simply saying “this tweet is no longer available.”
The video that accompanied the post featured people in lab coats claiming to be doctors who were saying that the drug touted by the Trump Administration hydroxychloroquine is a miracle cure for Corvid-19.
That same video was all over Right Wing social media accounts yesterday, even though the people in it also said that masks and social distancing were unimportant and that the drug companies were lying about the results of tests showing that hydroxychloroquine was not a viable treatment for the Coronavirus.
One of the doctors prominently featured has quite a colorful history.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.
Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by “reptilians” and other aliens.
Immanuel gave her viral speech on the steps of the Supreme Court at the “White Coat Summit,” a gathering of a handful of doctors who call themselves America’s Frontline Doctors and dispute the medical consensus on the novel coronavirus. The event was organized by the right-wing group Tea Party Patriots, which is backed by wealthy Republican donors.
Junior’s father also retweeted links to that video, but apparently Twitter is just not ready to take him on yet.
Update: In case you did not see this amazing moment today.
Nothing like that New Tone™ smell.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 28, 2020
It does not matter that she is bat shit crazy, he liked her tone.