Donald Trump Jr. revives conspiracy idea and means that Biden has Alzheimer’s
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to revive a conspiracy theory about President Joe Biden’s mental health suggesting that Biden has Alzheimer’s disease.
“It’s almost like there’s a personal reason Joe Biden is suddenly magically focused on Alzheimer’s, ”wrote Trump Jr. in response to a play in Time by Maria Shriver and George Vradenburg, both of whom are involved in Alzheimer’s awareness efforts.
It’s almost like there’s a personal reason Joe Biden is suddenly magically focused on Alzheimer’s. https://t.co/e0vimqoAeH
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 25, 2021
Shriver and Vradenburg are calling on the Biden government to launch an operation similar to Operation Warp Speed, which has boosted research and development of Covid-19 vaccines against Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They also suggest that the Biden government make greater investments in Alzheimer’s research and bring together world leaders to put the eradication of Alzheimer’s on the global agenda.
The suggestion that Biden’s mental health is precarious is baseless and rooted in foreign propaganda efforts.
Last fall, news outlets reported that the Ministry of Homeland Security (DHS) held back Intelligence warning of Russian disinformation attacks against Biden to promote “allegations of poor mental health”.
The intelligence bulletin with the title “Russia is likely to degrade US candidates’ health to influence the 2020 elections,” American intelligence said, noting that Russian activists are sowing disinformation to convince American voters that Biden suffers from dementia and not in would be able to serve in office. It has also been mentioned that Iranian and Chinese media have made allegations about President Donald Trump’s mental fitness.
The draft bulletin was submitted to the Agency’s Legislative and Public Affairs Office for review on July 7th. This information should not be public, but internal emails indicate that it should be distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement partners two days later, July 9, ”according to ABC News. John Gountanis, DHS Chief of Staff, intervened, as e-mails show, and demanded: “Please keep this on until you have the opportunity to speak to him [acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf]. “The bulletin was never circulated.
A DHS spokesman said Analysts noted with “high confidence” that “Russian actors with vicious influence are likely to continue to denigrate the presidential candidates by alleging poor mental or physical health to sway 2020 results choice. “They confirmed that it was” delayed “because it did not meet agency standards.
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