The former national security adviser to the Trump administration, Michael Flynn, recently appeared on a program dedicated to election fraud and COVID-19 conspiracy theories and expressed his support for an entirely unverified claim that the Deep State is preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in salad dressing.
On Wednesday morning, Twitter user Ron Filipkowski posted a clip of the comments by Flynn. In the video, Flynn says, “Someone sent me a thing this morning where they’re talking about putting the vaccine in salad dressing. Have you seen this? I mean it’s—and I’m thinking to myself, this is the Bizarro World
In a show dedicated to covid and election fraud conspiracies, Michael Flynn yesterday brings up an article he read that the Deep State medical establishment is planning to secretly put the covid vaccine in salad dressing. pic.twitter.com/45LniXtnYA
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 22, 2021
General Michael T. Flynn was a lieutenant general in the United States Army who served as national security adviser to the Trump administration for 22 days, from January 20 through February 13, 2017. After Media reports disclose that he had misled then-Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about communications he had with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak, he resigned
As part of himself guilty plea, Flynn has disclosed that he lied to the FBI about his discussions with Kislyak. He later admitted to lying about talks with Kislyak and reached a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a felony charge of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI.
“My guilty plea and agreement to conjoin with the certain counsel’s office demonstrate a choice I made in the best interests of my family, as well as our country. I accept full management for my actions,” Flynn said in 2017.
On November 25, 2020, Trump pardoned Flynn. Since then, he’s been a believer in conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential election and has called for the Constitution to be suspended and a new election to be held under military rule.
In recent years, Flynn has linked himself to the QAnon conspiracy theory. On July 4, 2020, he published a video on Twitter in which he recited an oath for QAnon conspiracy theorists. In 2021, Twitter banned him from using the platform.
According to his latest conspiracy theory, he may have misinterpreted a recent news story about researchers at the University of California-Riverside investigating a technique to produce edible plants that could deliver the same effectiveness as an mRNA vaccine. The UC-Riverside team thinks they may be able to create plant-based mRNA vaccines
However, UC Riverside scientists are early into developing CVID-19 molecules and there have been no indications that any government agency will use a vaccine-spiked dressing.