Twitter Deletes Tweet From Giuliani After He Pushes Misinformation About Chloroquine Usage And Makes False Claims Against Michigan Governor

What's that stuff no one eats at Christmas? Oh yeah, FRUITCAKE.


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Like his unhinged boss Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been a lot of things in his life, played a lot of roles. While Trump’s different characters have mostly been the same guy, however — a poor person’s idea of a rich person, always selling something — Rudy has in the past been someone that people looked up to for relatively legitimate reasons.

Not to put too fine a point on it, that is no longer the case. Rudy Giuliani is now certifiably crazy. Think guano. Think cashews. Think the sound the tiny bird makes when it comes out of the clock at the top of the hour. It’s a shame, but it is what it is, and I think Rudy is well beyond any hope of redemption at this point.

The latest evidence of the former New York Mayor’s mental instability came in the form of a tweet, as it has been mostly for the last couple of years, or at least since Donald has been President. Irate minds think alike, I suppose. But this particular tweet was so bad that Twitter actually took it down since it contained dangerous misinformation and accused Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer of “threatening” doctors who prescribe the drug hydroxychloroquine.

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The drug, of course, has been shown to do no such thing, and at least one American has died and his wife has been hospitalized after listening to Trump make similar claims and taking a version of the substance that’s normally used to clean fish tanks.

In reality, hydroxychloroquine is used in some cases to treat lupus and other diseases, and not only are Trump and Giuliani’s false claims causing the wrong people to take it, but they’re causing shortages for those that actually need the drug.

Giuliani wasn’t tweeting his own words, of course. He’s rarely coherent enough to get through one sentence on the social media platform, let alone four in a row. Instead of retweeting right-wing commentator Charlie Kirk, whose own tweet this quote actually came from, he simply copied and pasted most of it into his own tweet and then provided an attribution.

Here’s the original:

Don’t worry — Charlie Kirk’s tweet was deleted as well. In fact, both accounts were apparently temporarily locked after the offending tweets, which came one right after the other:

Additionally, Governor Whitmer wasn’t “threatening” anyone for anything other than what would be an illegal act to begin with: Doctors in her state were self-prescribing, and she sent out a warning letter to them:

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has received multiple allegations of Michigan physicians inappropriately prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to themselves, family, friends, and/or coworkers without a legitimate medical purpose.”

Ironically, the tweets deleted by Twitter were the same kind of projection that Trump himself does regularly — the President and his team actually ARE okay with people dying if it means he can get reelected.

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