Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh raised eyebrows this Monday when he claimed that it looks like the "coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump," adding that the ""truth" about the coronavirus is that it's the "common cold."
Limbaugh went on to slam the media for overhyping the virus in an effort to “an effort to get Trump” and even repeated a rumor that the virus originated in a Chinese biological weapons lab. While Limbaugh's initial comments were likely meant to critique what he sees as the media's bias against President Trump, others suggested he was trying to disseminate a conspiracy theory that the virus itself is a ploy to undermine Trump's presidency.
Promoting a new conspiracy theory, Rush Limbaugh is claiming that the Coronavirus is no worse than the common cold,… https://t.co/wPPtimIxoc— Dr. David A. Lustig (@Dr. David A. Lustig)1582638076.0
Exceptionally irresponsible and dangerous for Rush Limbaugh to promote such an inane conspiracy theory. https://t.co/JZ5tGnbYfn— Katie Phang (@Katie Phang)1582627260.0
Stunningly reckless. Rush Limbaugh: “It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to… https://t.co/QS0e7d9eEe— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes)1582595820.0
Rush Limbaugh thinks coronavirus is the common cold in the same way he thinks cheesecake is a vegetable.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1582634133.0
This is batshit crazy, not to mention possibly very dangerous in the face of a potential pandemic. Also a reminder… https://t.co/ZgAmIn5MQb— Mark Follman (@Mark Follman)1582588390.0
Limbaugh told listeners Hurricane Irma was just climate change hype. Then he evacuated. https://t.co/GOKeZqIMEm https://t.co/eSrThUglJj— ryan teague beckwith (@ryan teague beckwith)1582585017.0
.@limbaugh reminding us that some people don’t find their humanity even when facing their mortality. https://t.co/Q61e64fe2T— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1582580122.0
Trump’s top advisors (Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson) can’t decide whether the Coronavirus is an anti-Trump hoax or… https://t.co/iLPOFmOvSL— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1582637574.0
Rush @limbaugh is an uneducated, mouth-breathing, onanistic, drug-addled, bloviating, fraudulent, syphilitic fool… https://t.co/Cig3dX5hxY— Jason Rush (@Jason Rush)1582632971.0
Rush Limbaugh is a danger to the world. A sick, paranoid cultist. https://t.co/FUUTXd6OHK— Lynn Comella (@Lynn Comella)1582603292.0