Michael Caputo, the Trump loyalist installed in the Health and Human Service department who told followers to “ buy ammunition, ” tells his followers in a gloomy rant that “ deep state ” scientists want Americans to get the deadly coronavirus.
Caputo apologized after Tuesday New York Times reported on his Facebook post, where Caputo lashed out at opponents, complained about the state of his own mental health and told people, “If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”
Caputo, who delivered the video message from his home in New York State, says to his 5,000 followers, “I’m under siege. It’s been going on for a few weeks. And I don’t care. Because I have the support of the president. I know because he told me. ‘
Department of Health and Human Services communications official Michael Caputo lashes out at government scientists in a Facebook tirade that has been revealed. Caputo took the video away and apologized to the staff
Michael Caputo, the top communications officer in the Health and Human Services division, has apologized for his bizarre live session on Facebook. He says government scientists working to contain the coronavirus want to ‘make America sick until November’
In one of his most devastating attacks, he says, “The partisan Democrats, the marital media and the scientists, the deep state scientists, want to make America sick through November. They can’t afford to have good news through November because they are already losing, ”he said.
‘Scientists work for this government who don’t want America to get better. Did you hear me? There are scientists working for this government who don’t want America to get better. Not until after Joe Biden is president. It is a fact.’
“I know because I heard it,” says Caputo. “These people can’t allow America to get better … It must all be bad news from now until the election.”
“Honestly, ladies and gentlemen, that’s sedition,” says Caputo in the rant. “They sacrifice lives to beat Donald Trump. Ladies and gentlemen, that is sedition. It’s also – call it whatever you want. But if they let someone get sick and die, there’s one word for that. ‘
Caputo is a protege of Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone
Caputo has a close relationship with President Trump, who is expected to be involved in every decision about his future job
As for his own status, which has been questioned by recent events, Caputo says, “I’m not going anywhere. They will have to kill me. And unfortunately I think this is going there, ”he says.
Caputpo says his own “mental health has certainly failed.”
Yahoo News published clips of the live video from Facebook. Caputo has since removed much of his social media presence.
Although he has no scientific background, he praises his role in the development of a vaccine. He was appointed assistant secretary for communications and clashed with government scientists. Politico reported that he had commissioned government scientists to change weekly reports on the state of the coronavirus outbreak and morbidity across the country.
As Deputy Secretary of Health, I will be one of the first to receive a vaccine. And I know it’s safe because I’m involved in its development. He does not hold a Senate-confirmed position, but he has close connections to the White House as a former Trump campaign advisor and protégé to Trump adviser Roger Stone.
He sighs deeply as he reveals his own health condition. “This really weighs heavily on me … We’re counting the dead, and we’ll discuss them first in the morning … Honestly, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t want to talk about death anymore,” he says.
He also swears, ‘I’m not going anywhere. They’re not going to run me away. ‘
Then he reveals, ‘My health is deteriorating. My mental health is definitely inadequate. I don’t like to be alone emotionally. The shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there, just, those shadows are so long. ‘
Caputo told staff his behavior online was a combination of physical health issues and the stress of dealing with death threats against his family.
Several Democrats called for his resignation in the wake of the Facebook Live session.
And when Donald Trump refuses to resign at the inauguration, the shooting will begin, Caputo said in it. “The exercises you’ve seen are nothing,” he said in comments he posted on Sunday.
Caputo said, “If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it will be hard to get.”
He also destroyed government scientists “deep in the bowels of the CDC have given up on science and become political animals” that he said “did not get out of their sweatpants, except during meetings in coffee shops.”
Caputo is an associate of longtime informal Trump adviser Roger Stone – who provided his own violent footage of what was to come during an experience on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ radio show.
Stone said Trump should consider imposing “ Marshal Law ” or invoking the Insurrection Act if the results show he lost the election.