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Top Trump health appointee taking medical leave after incendiary remarks - 2020-09-16

F43.png Top Trump health appointee taking medical leave after incendiary remarks September 16, 2020, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Washington Post

The Department of Health and Human Services' top communications official is going on medical leave, three days after urging President Trump's supporters to prepare for an armed insurrection and accusing scientists in his own agency of "sedition," HHS announced Wednesday.

Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at HHS, leveled the accusations and promoted other conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event on Sunday.

HHS said in a statement released early afternoon that Caputo would be on leave for the next 60 days to "focus on his health and the well-being of his family." That means he will be gone until after the Nov. 3 election.

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{{cite news | first = Yasmeen | last = Abutaleb | author2 = Josh Dawsey; Lena H. Sun | title = Top Trump health appointee taking medical leave after incendiary remarks | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/16/caputo-departure-hhs/ | work = Washington Post | date = September 16, 2020 | accessdate = September 18, 2020 }}