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Diamond & Silk claim Bill Gates work on coronavirus vaccine is part of plot to “rule the world"

Trump-loving social media personalities Diamond & Silk this week uncorked a bizarre conspiratorial rant about Gates



Brad Reed
April 16, 2020 5:32PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Some supporters of President Donald Trump have latched onto a new villain to attack during the COVID-19 pandemic: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

As The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports, Trump-loving social media personalities Diamond & Silk this week uncorked a bizarre conspiratorial rant about Gates working to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus to use unsuspecting Americans as "guinea pigs" in a plan to "rule the world with vaccines."

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And Diamond & Silk are far from their alone in their suspicions about Gates — Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson said he believes that Gates is going to use the vaccine to "track" people, while Trump ally and convicted felon Roger Stone has flat-out said that Gates will use the vaccine to "microchip" people.

Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of fact-checking site Truth or Fiction, tells Sommer that Bill Gates is rapidly becoming the right's biggest bogeyman after financier George Soros.

"These are all just recirculated, warmed-over stories—they're just switching the names around," she said. "George Soros was the bogeyman, now it's Bill Gates." 

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Binkowski also fears that these conspiracy theories will make millions of Americans reluctant to take a COVID-19 vaccine when one is eventually developed, which will further put people's lives in danger.


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