Dem Rep. Hank ‘Guam’ Johnson falsely claims Trump, supporters dying from liver disease, drug overdoses

While addressing attendees at an Atlanta NAACP event, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., attacked President Trump as an authoritarian and made an unsubstantiated claim that Trump and his supporters are not only stupid, but are dying from a variety of causes, including drug overdoses, alcoholism and liver disease.

“Americans elected an authoritarian, anti-immigrant, racist strong man to the nation’s highest office. Donald Trump and his Make America Great Again followers, who want to return America back to a time when white men and white privilege were unchallenged,” he said.

“Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart, caused by economic despair,” he added, offering no evidence of his claim.

Here’s video of his statement, as posted to Twitter by the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra:

Twitchy asked: “Um, isn’t this guy a member of the party of science?”

The reaction on Twitter was pretty much what you’d expect.

That’s actually not a bad idea…

Indeed.  Remember, this is the same Hank Johnson who embarrassed himself back in 2010 when he addressed Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and expressed concern that Guam might capsize with the addition of some 8,000 troops.

A post at 100 Percent Fed Up provided a transcript of the exchange:

Johnson: This is a[n] island that at its widest level is what … twelve miles from shore to shore? And at its smallest level … uh, smallest location … it’s seven miles between one shore and the other? Is that correct?

Willard: I don’t have the exact dimensions, but to your point, sir, I think Guam is a small island.

Johnson: Very small island, about twenty-four miles, if I recall, long, twenty-four miles long, about seven miles wide at the least widest place on the island and about twelve miles wide on the widest part of the island, and I don’t know how many square miles that is. Do you happen to know?

Willard: I don’t have that figure with me, sir, I can certainly supply it to you if you like.

Johnson: Yeah, my fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.

Willard: We don’t anticipate that … the Guam population I think currently about 175,000 and again with 8,000 Marines and their families, it’s an addition of about 25,000 more into the population.

Here’s video:

Indeed, it appears that Johnson has secured his place as one of, if not the, dumbest member of the House of Representatives.

And to think Republicans actually have difficulty beating these cretins…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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