September 15th, 2020


Michael Caputo: "my mental health has failed"


Администрация Трампа блестяще взяла очередной барьер из серии «такого никогда раньше не было, а сейчас никого даже особо не удивляет».

Michael Caputo, в должности assistant secretary of public affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services в администрации Трампа с апреля месяца, совершенно реально болен. Я не знаю, были ли у него какие-то проблемы с самого начала, или он заболел уже на новой должности, но это не преувеличение, не метафора, не фигура речи и не наезд на Трампа, это просто очевидный медицинский факт, который он даже сам не отрицает.

“You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a video he hosted live on his personal Facebook page. […]

Mr. Caputo on Sunday complained on Facebook that he was under siege by the media and said that his physical health was in question and his “mental health has definitely failed.”

“I don’t like being alone in Washington,” he said, describing “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.” He then ran through a series of conspiracy theories, culminating in a prediction that Mr. Trump will win re-election but his Democratic opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will refuse to concede. “And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin,” he said. “The drills that you’ve seen are nothing.” He added: “If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”

И тем не менее, as of this writing, это один из ключевых членов Администрации по борьбе с эпидемией.


P.S. На следующий день после публикации этой заметки Michael Caputo ушел в 60-дневный leave of absence “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”
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