The White House hasn’t screwed up the coronavirus response enough, apparently, because now we have RWNJ and economic adviser to Donald Trump, namely Peter Navarro, telling hoarders, “We’re going to come for you” — at a time when the right-wing media machine is cranking out fear saturated propaganda about the coronavirus being a “false flag operation” cobbled together by everybody from the Deep State to the Illuminati. Covid-19 is nothing if not fertile ground for CT to grow in.
If you haven’t checked on YouTube lately, or better yet a far far-right CT site called Bitchute, there is a plethora of videos on how the coronavirus is the harbinger of a fascist takeover and the New World Order. Allegedly the government is A) trying to get you used to rationing and being controlled and, B) is ready to come into your homes and do God only knows what. Theories range from injecting citizens with a potion which will be billed as coronavirus vaccine, but will in fact be a mind-control drug, to removing citizens by force from their homes and incarcerating them in FEMA camps.
Therefore, an ill advised and stupid comment like “economic adviser” Peter Navarro just made is pouring gasoline on a fire right now. (If you wonder about the quotes, Peter Navarro knows as much about economics as the circus fat lady knows about weight loss and fitness, according to legitimate economists.)
WH trade adviser to "hoarders" of medical supplies: “If you’ve got any large quantities of material that this country needs right now, get them to market or get them to us, we’ll pay you a fair price…if you don’t do that, we’re going to come for you.” https://t.co/UJ2VlI0ftY pic.twitter.com/l5VNWla4VN
— Deena Zeina Zaru 👩🏻💻 (@Deena_Zaru) March 22, 2020
And the newest CT is that Ibuprofen is supposed to “accelerate the multiplication” of the virus, whatever that means. What is truly horrific about this is that it is happening worldwide and is not confined to a few QAnon wingnuts. And Trump stood next to Navarro and let him spread stupid ideas. That will only fan the flames of hysteria. As the short-lived White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci opined, “The fish stinks from the head down.”