President Donald Trump’s Trump pandemic adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, told people on Twitter to revolt against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new safety rules (to slow down coronavirus infections as hospitals are nearing capacity) on Nov. 15.
Whitmer fired back at Atlas’s tweet on CNN:
We know that the White House likes to single us out here in Michigan, me out in particular. I’m not going to be bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals.
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota slammed Atlas on Nov. 16 for encouraging rebellions against Whitmer, who was the target of an alleged militia kidnapping plot just weeks ago:
He’s either dumb and doesn’t know that words like that incite violence and that there was a domestic terror plot against the governor of Michigan because she tried to enforce some rules.
Or dangerous in that he’s on some sort of dangerous power trip and likes the idea that this would incite violence. I can’t think of another explanation.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner was also appalled by Atlas:
He is dangerous, but he is not dumb. Remember, he gave an interview to RT [Russia Today] and after the fact tried to claim that he didn’t know that RT is essentially an arm of Russian propaganda. He knows exactly what he’s doing.