The ReAwaken America Tour, a right-wing conference that has been promoting q-anon conspiracies, anti-vax propaganda, Republican talking points, and Donald Trump, hit Frisco, Texas this weekend. It included quite a list of featured speakers, including Eric Trump. It also included some bizarre rants, including an assertion that vaccines are genocide.
The Dallas Morning News reported on the conference, noting that only 3,500 tickets were available for the three-day event, but also that the mingling of religion with politics was making the event all the more controversial.
It’s not just religion and political views, though — the conference included Eric Trump encouraging the shouting of “Let’s go Brandon” (a MAGA euphemism for “f*** Joe Biden”) and “lock her up,” while also promising that his dad will win in 2024, and that he already won in 2016 and 2020. (Donald Trump won the electoral vote in 2016, but did not win the electoral vote or popular vote in 2020, despite Eric’s claims.)
Newly-released video shows that election lies weren’t the only conspiracy theory that was dialed up to max at the event — here’s Leigh Dundas claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are genocide.
Eric Trump spoke at the ReAwaken America Conference in Dallas last weekend. Just before he took the stage, Leigh Dundas was up there ranting that COVID vaccines are genocide. pic.twitter.com/9FGZljcWBV
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 13, 2021
She declares that Jewish people subjected to inhumane experimentation by Nazis were made medically vulnerable by forced quarantine, and implies that the same thing is happening in the pandemic response. She falsely suggests the vaccines are “experimental” and claims 20k people have been killed by them in the U.S. alone.
“In our country, we have now killed 20 thousand people from the covid vaccine. When I was a child in the 1970s, we pulled the swine flu vaccine off the shelf after 20 people died. If that isn’t a genocide I don’t know what is, and we are doing ourselves zero favors by calling it anything less than that! I will call it a genocide until the day I die!”
An NPR report earlier this year addressed the claims of a link between COVID-19 vaccines and deaths, explaining that despite the tendency of these fear-mongering stories to go viral, no evidence whatsoever has so far been discovered suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines are causing patients to die.
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