Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser to the Trump administration who has embraced the QAnon cult and advocated the violent military overthrow of the United States, has a new conspiracy theory: the Deep State is going to vaccinate your salad dressing.
No, that’s not a joke from one of the late-night talk show hosts. Flynn, who was fired, prosecuted, and ultimately pardoned over his lies to the FBI in the Russia investigation, brought up the idea on a far-right internet show on Wednesday.
Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI about conversations he had had with Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States as he and the rest of President-elect Donald Trump’s camp waited in the wings early in 2017. But the former Army lieutenant general also had been involved with other enterprises that might have resulted in more charges — including undisclosed foreign lobbying — and his deal with prosecutors swept that off the table. It also apparently avoided prospective charges for Flynn’s son. Flynn and his attorneys considered the deal to be the least bad way out of the jam. “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel’s office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” Flynn said in late 2017 at the time of his plea.
And now Flynn, who’s been filmed reciting the QAnon Pledge instead of the Pledge of Allegiance, broke on through to the other side a while back, but now he’s beyond reach. Taking up the Trumpian “many people are saying/someone told me” narrative, Flynn claims that the Biden Administration will resort to any tactic to make sure all Americans are vaccinated.
BREAKING NEWS: QAnon Trumper Mike Flynn goes on an unhinged rant, accusing Democrats and the “Deep State” of plotting to “put” the COVID vaccine in Americans’ “salad dressing.” RT IF YOU THINK THAT FLYNN IS A DELUSIONAL MORON!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 22, 2021
“Somebody sent me a thing this morning where they’re talking about putting the vaccine in salad dressing,” said Flynn. “Have you seen this? I mean it’s — and I’m thinking to myself, this is the Bizarro World, right? This is definitely the Bizarro World … these people are seriously thinking about how to impose their will on us in our society, and it has to stop.”
Flynn wraps up by talking about “Seven Rays” which appears to be reference to theosophy and the Ascended Masters of the “I AM” cult. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/7UJ8eCLBVS
— Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@jimstewartson) September 17, 2021
At least Twitter knew what to do with Mike Flynn’s latest Qrazy QAnon quote: drag him mercilessly.
"Somebody sent me a thing this morning where they're talking about putting the vaccine in salad dressing," "these people are seriously thinking about how to impose their will on us in our society, and it has to stop." ….Mike Flynn pic.twitter.com/hyYTKfFMSZ
— JimM840 (@JimM840) September 22, 2021
Good news Mike Flynn just said he read they will be putting the flu vaccine into salad dressing.
Problem solved 😜See Also
— Lara 😷😷😷 (@larasviews) September 22, 2021
Yesterday Mike Flynn claimed that the deep state was going to put covid vaccine in salad dressing to get it into trump supporters. Seriously who thinks any of them eats a salad? They think the deep state is as dumb as they are.
— Delaware resister 812 (@williamfkane2) September 22, 2021
Dear Mike Flynn. If the government were trying to trick the far right into taking the vaccine, I really think they would put it in barbecue sauce rather than salad dressing.
— Catherine Ryan Hyde (@cryanhyde) September 22, 2021