September 16, 2020

Trump Official: Prepare for Armed Insurrection after Election  

  • Flyover Country, The Hill

By: Nate James

In Brief:

A Trump administration official is warning the nation that there will be an armed insurrection following the fall election.

The Background:

The Washington Post reports:

Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, which is overseeing the coronavirus response, leveled the accusations and promoted other conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event first reported by the New York Times. Caputo confirmed the authenticity of the video in comments he made to The Post.

“Since joining the administration my family and I have been continually threatened and in and out of criminal court dealing with harassment prosecutions,” Caputo said in a statement. “This weighs heavily on us and we deeply appreciate the friendship and support of President Trump as we address these matters and keep our children safe.”

He also predicted that Trump would win the election but that Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, would refuse to concede. “And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin,” he warned in the video. “The drills that you’ve seen are nothing. If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”

Notable Quotes:

“I don’t like being alone in Washington, shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.”

  • Michael Caputo

Nate James writes from Texas.

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