Hannity: Might 'Be True' That 'Deep State' Is Using Coronavirus to Hurt Economy - 2020-03-11
A Quinnipiac poll released earlier this week, however, shows Trump's approval rating has dropped to 41 percent amid fears of the coronavirus crisis worsening. A plurality of respondents also disapproves of the president's response to the outbreak, compared to just 43 percent who approve.
"There's an MIT guy I noticed on Twitter, and you know he's saying pretty much the same thing he does research nearly every single day on immune systems he said quote 'coronavirus fear-mongering by the deep state will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, and push mandated medicines,'" Hannity said, adding, "May be true."
The person whom the pro-Trump host cited, Shiva Ayyadurai, is a right-wing provocateur who has promoted the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. He also ran for the Senate in 2018 against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and repeatedly called her a "Fake Indian," "fascist," and "scumbag" during his disastrous campaign.