Fringe provocateur James O'Keefe got a surprise on Twitter after he posted a video claiming that COVID-19 is "just the flu."
In a "breaking" video posted on Tuesday, O'Keefe speaks to someone identified as a "Army National Guardsman."
O'Keefe is seen speaking to the person -- who is wearing an N95 mask -- through a car window.
The alleged guardsman repeatedly points out that he is not a doctor.
"It's just the flu?" O'Keefe asks.
"That's all it is," the person responds.
"There's basically telling me it's just a bad flu," O'Keefe remarks.
The video did not go over well on Twitter, where O'Keefe was mocked for downplaying the virus.
Read some of the tweets below.
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Dangerous James, Dangerous.— Great Pyramid (@Great Pyramid) 1585664779.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas These gotcha questions are absurd. Do you ever stop to think that he's down playi… https://t.co/Rwrqt4fhip— PassionatePatriot (@PassionatePatriot) 1585664515.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas I like your stuff usually. But I disagree wholeheartedly with this. Hospitals in S… https://t.co/JrIyBpt0nX— John McCants (@John McCants) 1585664373.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Except it's not "just the flu." I don't care if he is a National Guardsman. That d… https://t.co/3pDYI8y7W6— S. Rice ♊️ ♀️Proverbs 21:20 #KAG #Brexit #WalkAway (@S. Rice ♊️ ♀️Proverbs 21:20 #KAG #Brexit #WalkAway) 1585664168.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Answer is right there, in the video. https://t.co/EuSkiy1ZUS— Pixie XXIII (@Pixie XXIII) 1585664917.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Irresponsible. People may ignore precautions after reading this. How do we know w… https://t.co/4HWwOMvpVV— Skeptical Sandy (@Skeptical Sandy) 1585664422.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Usually I agree with your work but exploiting a Soldier's opinion who's risking hi… https://t.co/YfzuaZSHE5— 🦅Spatial G🇺🇲 (@🦅Spatial G🇺🇲) 1585665269.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas I gotta be honest, this has not assuaged my concerns but only heightened them. The… https://t.co/8iJffpJCvm— The Wolf That Sold The World.🐺🇺🇸 (@The Wolf That Sold The World.🐺🇺🇸) 1585664578.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas 60 people at a choir practice, one had it. Days later 40 of them have it and 3 are dead. Just the flu?— Captain Loud Dog (@Captain Loud Dog) 1585664050.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Because a security guard at a field hospital is such an expert? You’ve done some v… https://t.co/XdJ7xyevLN— SMAC (@SMAC) 1585665282.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas It’s NOT the flu! In my area, while not as widespread as the flu (yet) it’s fatali… https://t.co/XKoS6IMubG— Lemons (@Lemons) 1585665300.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas Why don't you go in a hospital as a volunteer. You can't wear a Mask though.— Emanuele Russo (@Emanuele Russo) 1585665228.0
@JamesOKeefeIII @Project_Veritas No offense to the national guard but they aren't exactly briefed on anything.— Tin Foil Kazuya ▲ (@Tin Foil Kazuya ▲) 1585667895.0