Barack Obama didn't give much advice to Donald Trump before he was elected president. One person Obama warned his predecessor about was Michael Flynn. There were increasingly strange rumors about the army general.
Unsurprisingly, Trump ignored the advice and made Flynn his national security adviser. But shortly afterwards, Trump fired the former general for lying to the vice president. And then Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Trump stepped in to apologize to his former employee. And since then, Flynn has increasingly loosened up. In July last year, a viral video surfaced showing the former general and his family taking the QAnon oath.
The former general said on a recent podcast appearance: "If you look around the world, why don't all these places have the problems that we in this country are repeatedly beaten over head and shoulders with regard to Covid? "
"Why? Because everything, everything and this is my truth, what I believe everything is a distraction from what happened on November 3rd. All we hear about Covid and how Covid started before November 3rd is." everything intended for control, it is all meant to gain control over a society in order to be able to impose decisions on society instead of 'we, the people' making decisions. "
Michael Flynn said today that covid was a conspiracy to control the American people and divert attention away from stealing the election. He said it is not a problem in the rest of world, and he doesn’t worry about it because he has been taking hydroxychloroquin for 30 years. pic.twitter.com/2YzW3qNmAB
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 21, 2021
Flynn's comments are, of course, largely nonsensical. Many other countries have had a terrible time fighting the pandemic. And the US is way ahead when it comes to vaccines. This is just another conspiracy theory that distracts from Joe Biden's current success.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.