President Donald Trump endorsed a Houston doctor, who spread disinformation on coronavirus and promoted other conspiracy theories on effects of sexual contact with demons and alien DNA. A video of her, shared by Trump, where she made false statements on coronavirus was removed from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube due to disinformation on Wednesday.

A video produced by the right-wing outlet Breitbart News, widely circulated on social media, before being removed, showed people in white lab coats staging a press conference in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. This group called “America’s Frontline Doctors,” made a number of controversial coronavirus claims like “you don’t need masks” to prevent coronavirus spread.

Stella Immanuel, a Houston pediatrician and religious minister, who spoke on the video, also touted hydroxychloroquine as an effective coronavirus treatment and claimed the studies proving the drug as ineffective are “fake science” and sponsored by “fake pharma companies.” Various studies, meanwhile, show that the drug has not been beneficial in treating COVID-19, and the Food and Drug Administration in June revoked the emergency authorization to use the drug in treating coronavirus patients, citing heart issues as side effects.

President Trump shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers Monday. In the tweet, Trump referred to Immanuel as a “fearless warrior for the truth.” Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., called the video a “must watch.” Trump Jr.’s Twitter account is now suspended for “misleading and potentially harmful information” about the coronavirus.


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Immanuel, who runs a medical clinic and church, has been spreading videos of her speeches on YouTube. In her speeches, she preached odd conspiracy claims, such as the effects of having sex with witches and demons while dreaming and the use of alien DNA in medical treatments. She also said that the coronavirus vaccine will draw people away from religion.

Trump defended his endorsement of Immanuel at coronavirus briefing on Tuesday.

“I can tell you this: She was on air, along with many other doctors – they were big fans of hydroxychloroquine, and I thought she was very impressive,” Trump told reporters.

“I don’t know which country she comes from. But she said that she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of different patients. And I thought her voice was an important voice. But I know nothing about her,” Trump said of Immanuel.

Immanuel attacked Facebook for taking down her video on her Twitter, declaring that Jesus Christ would punish Facebook if her page is not be restored.

“Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do,” she tweeted Monday night. “You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name.”

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