Rick Wiles said that the world is going to be a “better place” after the COVID-19 vaccines cause “a global genocide” and kill 70% of people.
“The only good thing that will come out of this is a lot of stupid people will be killed off,” the conspiracy theorist – whose show TruNews the Trump administration respected enough to grant press credentials to – said about the vaccine. “If the vaccine wipes out a lot of stupid people, well, we’ll have a better world. I’m going to survive. I’m going to survive by God’s grace; by his will, I’m going to survive the genocide.”
Wiles has previously made a lot of wild claims about the coronavirus pandemic, including that the virus was caused by trans kids and sexual immorality, that God sent the virus to kill Jews, and that the death of a gay man in New York City proved that the virus was God’s judgment.
But now it’s not the virus that’s going to kill everyone Wiles doesn’t like; it’s the vaccines.
He discussed an article from an Indian conspiracy theory website – the same absurd site that falsely claimed last year that China stole the coronavirus from Canada in order to “weaponize” it against India – that said that the vaccines actually make people susceptible to dying from the virus and 70% of people who got both doses will die in a “third COVID wave.”
Needless to say, this is not true: studies involving tens of thousands of participants showed that the vaccines are safe and effective at preventing death from COVID-19 and the virus is killing fewer people in countries that have been faster at vaccinating their populations.
But that’s not important to Wiles. The Christian pundit was much more concerned about his own survival and was eager to believe that so many people are about to die, which he said would create a “better world.”
“I am not going to be vaccinated,” he said. “I’m going to be one of the survivors. I’m going to survive the genocide.”
“I am not going to allow the COVID maniacs to convince me to be vaccinated or vaccinate me against my will,” he continued.
“There is a mass death campaign underway right now, and I don’t care what people- They can they write any article they want to write about me, they can do everything they can to de-platform me, I’m going to survive a global genocide.”
“The only good thing that will come out of this is a lot of stupid people will be killed off,” he said. He talked about a woman who had had two strokes who was “cheering the vaccine,” which makes sense because stroke survivors are at greater risk of complications if they catch the COVID-19 virus.
“That’s a level of stupidity I can’t even comprehend,” Wiles said. About the woman. Not himself.
“If the vaccine wipes out a lot of stupid people, well, we’ll have a better world. I’m gonna survive. I’m gonna survive. By God’s grace, by his will, I’m gonna survive the genocide.”