Trump Health Official Apologizes After Spreading CDC, Election Conspiracies

Michael Caputo said he is considering a health leave of absence, according to reports.

9/16/2020 6:46:00 PM

Michael Caputo said he is considering a health leave of absence, according to reports.

Michael Caputo, who urged people to buy ammunition before the presidential election, said he is considering a health leave of absence, according to reports.

about the upcoming presidential election and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to fight COVID-19.“There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until Joe Biden is president,” he said, without providing any supporting evidence, according to copies of the video shared by various news outlets.

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Mark Wilson via Getty ImagesMichael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official, was appointed as assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services in April.Politico reported last weekthat Caputo, a former Trump campaign official, has been pressuring the CDC to change its COVID-19 reports so that the information reflects better on the president.

At one point in the video, Caputo encourages Trump supporters to buy ammunition for their guns, fearing that Biden will not accept the November election results.“I’m not going anywhere. They’re going to have to kill me and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” he says.

With his apology on Tuesday during an emergency staff meeting, Caputo shared that he is considering taking a leave of absence to address physical health problems,The New York Times reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.Caputo mentioned in his video that he has been physically and mentally unwell and that he “really wants to leave” the health department.

“Obviously, some of those statements are concerning,” Azaron Tuesday when asked about Caputo’s comments. “I’m not going to comment on somebody’s personal social media posts.”Caputo was appointed to his role in April. He has no medical or scientific background and his

online profileon the Department of Health and Human Services’ website brands him as a “film maker, an author and a media commentator.”It’s not clear what, if any, repercussions the video may have on Caputo’s career with the health department.A representative with the health department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on Wednesday.

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I’m pretty sure your job won’t be waiting for you in 60 days. They have likely already packed up your desk. This guy is nuts! What do these people smoke! Caputo needs to take a long psychiatric leave given he’s definitely gone off the rails. So now many of those in Trump’s orbit are either in jail, fired, have resigned, is wacko. Trump always says he only hires the best. Things are not looking good at the moment.

Bye-bye. Don’t expect a phone call anytime soon. This guy has been a creep from the start. I hope when Trump it out of office, they find something on him and he goes to prison. So now thier white nationalist racist lies and agenda is a health problem? It's the chickenshit way out for this creep, Caputo.

HerdMentality 😑 They are all on meth. UPDATE: Michael Caputo announced Wednesday he is stepping aside “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.' A trump manure spreader got caught up in his lies 😼 Translated: He was TOLD he has to go away and take a health leave of absence. He was hurting Trump.

Take a bow and leave... you are not mentally fit for this position... seek help and good luck with your recovery. 'Health leave of absence'? Isn't that FMLA? A Democrat idea that was blocked for years by....... yes, Republicans. He is a joke we need whole WH administration out under POTUS Great decision because he’s fucking bat-shit crazy! Caputo

Mental health, yes. And, that is not shaming – know quite a few sufferers – just a fact statement. That rant over the weekend showed a serious paranoia that needs addressing. These people have no business in the positions they are in they are all unqualified and are simply there to advance trumps lies and spread conspiracy theories to the American people he should resign immediately

Excuse for not being accused of inciting violence? Sorry Caputo, everything Trump touch, dies. Fire his ass. That will give him plenty of health leave and he can’t fuck the American citizens anymore. Another Trump puppet bites the dust! He should be fired FireCaputo Still a sick puppy Why does he even have a job? How come he’s not arrested?

Run, don’t walk. Mental health. Good. Drugs and anger issues should always be addressed. Sure. A “health leave.” This guy should be in prison. Even the criminal-in-chief thinks he’s gotta go, so you know he’s done worse things than we know. Good idea Caputo. You clearly need mental health support. Truly trumpie's underlings just keep on giving and giving. He really has dragged the USA into a new World category. The 4th world Totalitarian United states.

A fomenter of civil war. BTW this has happened before. He should be fired! My hot take -- he was merely following orders as he understood them, but the resulting optics were bad and so close to the election, so he will be slip away as quietly as possible with 'a medical'. He should resign immediately! He should PERMANENTLY leave!!

Is Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo considering some R&R at a plush QAnon facility? I can help. Caputo should resign. He was an ignorant, bigoted, sexist and unqualified hack before he took the HHS job. Never should have been hired, and should not be allowed to visit the CDC as part of a tour group.

마11:27 내 아버지께서 모든 것을 내게 주셨으니 아버지 외에는 아들을 아는 자가 없고 아들과 또 아들의 소원대로 계시를 받는 자 외에는 아버지를 아는 자가 없느니라 Mental health leave, obviously! A “mental” health leave? Shame on Trump! Trump lies lies lies! Vote! Due to the late slow disastrous approach to pandemia by Trump, USA is a huge graveyard with almost 200000 coronavirus patient’s deaths. Trump destroyed the economy and cannot respond to racial crisis properly! Vote

Well some of what he has said has been sick. Hopefully he recovers 72 hour mental health hold now! Of course he is! Caputo's Bio is unbefuckingbelievable👇 Russian tea? Mental health issues to be accurate! He worked for Putin. Probably still does. He’s developed Herd Mentality. What's he hiding? TrumpVirus or is it that Trumps world is crashing! OutOfDodge

Russian asset. He’s been compromised. Not a useful puppet anymore. 5/1/20: about Caputo: 'Top HHS spokesman repeatedly directed sexually crude and sexist tweets at women' Fire him. But not really... 72 hour involuntary psych hold would do. Yeah. He needs a stress break. Possibly head damage from being slapped upside the head numerous times for saying dumb things.

Where have I seen that guy before? ;) He needs to go FireCaputo This is complete BS. MarcACaputo got ha job because he fervently spewed conspiracy theory’s and propaganda BS on cable news. Once again trump hired an incompetent sycophant and when he did what he does he goes under the bus Bye, bye! Mental health issues is more like it.

Are you having guilt pangs from doing you bosses dirty work? Thats a shame. This best people never fail to disappoint Health leave my ass!He should forced to resign immediately Sick Bastarditis...it’s running rampant in the gop Guess the stress of being a Russian lacky is getting to him

Report: Trump Appointed Health Official Warns — Without Evidence — Of CDC Deep StateKey background Trump installed Caputo as HHS’s new spokesperson in April, even though he has no medical or scientific background. I don’t believe any health information coming from any 45 appointees. HAHAHAHA if you have ever seen this Clown in interviews you would know he's a Fuking Idiot. They Manipulate these Trump Idiots with fairy tales, never Facts. You can always manipulate the ignorant, ALWAYS

Trump Health Official Spreads False Conspiracies About CDCMichael Caputo baselessly accused CDC scientists of having a “resistance unit” and plotting “how they’re going to attack Trump,” The New York Times repor... Of course he is not qualified. That is why Trump selected him Trump hires only traitors that worked with Russian spies. Caputo,Manafort,Gates,Flynn,Sessions, Kushner, Parscale, Don Jr.,Stone,Papadope, Page, Parnas, Fruman, Toensing, DiGenova, Bannon, Giuliani, Johnson, Solomon etc. He didn't hire anyone that wasn't a traitor. GOPTraitors Every member of this administration is pure evil

Caputo apologizes after blasting CDC, without evidence, for anti-Trump 'resistance unit'HHS Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Michael Caputo accused the CDC of having a 'resistance unit' dedicated to undermining Trump and contended scientists were guilty of “sedition' in a Facebook Live video stream on Sunday. FireCaputo That boy ain’t right...

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Sketchy Trump official reportedly hijacking CDC scientific reports on coronavirusRachel Maddow reviews the peculiar work history of Michael Caputo before he was named the top spokesman for the HHS, a position he has used to exert control over the CDC's output of scientific reports related to the coronavirus, policing them for consistency with Donald Trump's messaging. maddow He’s a Russian Agent - duh!! maddow Caputo is not a health professional, yet he is telling the CDC what to write. Trump is already on record, telling Woodward how Lethal and contagious this virus is, that he has been downplaying it. Now hes asking people not to believe him, I am confused maddow 'Weird'..... and she's a journalist?

Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed RevoltWASHINGTON -- The top communications official at the powerful Cabinet department in charge of combating the coronavirus made outlandish and false claims Sunday that career government scientists were engaging in "sedition" in their handling of the pandemic and warned that left-wing hit squads He's a Russian asset who's enabling Trump's attacks on American democracy. Well. Most of us know the SARS-CoV 2 Numbers are over bloated death, hospitalization, and even Case wise. Soooo....🖕