Some Trump supporters are looking at a Deep State conspiracy that they think may be being used against the president and the administration’s reactions to the coronavirus outbreak.
Head of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases turns out to be Dr. Nancy Messonnier, who turns out to be Rod Rosenstein’s sister. Dr. Messonnier warned Americans in a news briefing on Tuesday that an outbreak in the U.S. is inevitable. The news came as Trump was returning from India, and apparently he was furious.
“Rod Rosenstein as we all know definitely worked to undermine the Trump administration, which is oddly exactly what his sister is doing by undermining the more logical and calm message the president’s team has issued on the virus,” conservative pundit Wayne Dupree charged in a Wednesday blog post.
Tagging along on the Deep State Conspiracy bandwagon is Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh, who has accused the media of weaponizing the outbreak against Trump and causing the markets to tank.
Limbaugh said there was nothing unusual about the coronavirus, and compared it to the common cold.
Other Trump supporters are blaming foreign governments and global organizations.
In a Jan. 29 blog post, America First Policies, a pro-Trump nonprofit co-founded by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, criticized the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization for not doing enough to raise the alarm about the outbreak.
“The World Health Organization,” the group wrote, “is a case study of how the Chinese Communist Party infects supposedly apolitical institutions.”