Pro-Trump General Floats Conspiracy That Vaccine Will Be Secretly Administered Through Salad Dressing
Since being pardoned by former President Donald Trump for lying to officials about his communications with Russian diplomats, disgraced General Michael Flynn has become one of the most beloved figures in right wing conspiracy circles.
On Independence Day of last year, Flynn infamously shared video of him and his family taking an oath featuring slogans from the QAnon conspiracy web, which hinges on the fantasy that former President Donald Trump was sent by God to expose a covert network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the United States government.
Flynn routinely appears on disinformation outlets and obscure conspiracy podcasts to continue promoting deranged delusions about the supposed Deep State.
Such is the case this week, where Flynn perpetuated the right's onslaught of conspiracy theories regarding safe and effective vaccines against the virus that's killed over 650 thousand Americans.
Flynn claimed he'd read an article that said the government was working to secretly deliver COVID-19 vaccines...through salad dressing.
In a show dedicated to covid and election fraud conspiracies, Michael Flynn yesterday brings up an article he read… https://t.co/HyuRgOrIL3— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1632311337.0
"Somebody sent me a thing this morning where they're talking about putting the vaccine in salad dressing or salads. Have you seen this? I mean it's — and I'm thinking to myself, this is the Bizarro World, right? This is definitely the Bizarro World. ... these people are seriously thinking about how to impose their will on us in our society, and it has to stop."
While there has been recent reporting that scientists are testing ways to produce edible mRNA vaccines through lettuce as a way to combat global vaccine shortages in the future, these are far from being approved and definitely won't be in use any time in the near future.
Nevertheless, Flynn's flippancy suggested the government is injecting salad dressing with COVID-19 vaccines, which are all delivered
Bizarro world is right.
Tell me again why Michael Flynn is not in prison. He now claims the vaccine is going to be put in salad dressing. W… https://t.co/KgnmjWswKv— ᒪᗩᑎᑕᗴ 🏳️🌈 (@ᒪᗩᑎᑕᗴ 🏳️🌈) 1632339256.0
Michael Flynn is the live-action version of a Twitter bot. https://t.co/h8SwRwX9Fx— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy) 1632314356.0
Crazy is the method. Money is the goal. Take note of the grifter banners on the bottom left and right. https://t.co/idzfFHWrbv— Denver Riggleman (@Denver Riggleman) 1632329710.0
Even more insidiously, they're putting the vaccine in ranch dressing, not the balsamic vinaigrettes favored by coas… https://t.co/MRO8yojayk— Michael Bérubé (@Michael Bérubé) 1632340424.0
People were horrified that Flynn was ever a high-ranking national security official.
wild that this guy was once in charge of national security https://t.co/RwtbX4YDZU— Catherine Rampell (@Catherine Rampell) 1632330456.0
“Somebody sent me a thing this morning.” And this guy used to be in charge of intelligence for the Pentagon. https://t.co/MB0STF3lhZ— David Corn (@David Corn) 1632331719.0
Is Flynn okay? We should all be worried that this guy was ever part of our national security establishment. Reminde… https://t.co/d7oSpbUWIF— Phil Arballo (@Phil Arballo) 1632339129.0
The scariest part of this was how in the hell was this fool ever placed in a position of leadership in the US milit… https://t.co/JSOj2c9zAC— Family First 💙 (@Family First 💙) 1632339618.0
Your occasional reminder that Michael Flynn, not all that long ago, served briefly as the National Security Advisor… https://t.co/sJDH9NL2sQ— Bill Grueskin (@Bill Grueskin) 1632336938.0
Vaccination conspiracies like this have significantly contributed to deadly vaccine hesitancy across the country.