Earlier today, this very website advocated for ghost sex as an ideal solution to the problem of interpersonal safety in a pandemic. Based on the available evidence, ghosts are very good at sex and we stand by the take. But now, things have escalated. Now, all day really, people have been talking about doing the nasty with demons. A natural evolution of the ghost sex discourse, you may have assumed upon noticing that “demon sperm” is trending on Twitter. (Under the “politics” rubric no less!) But no, this hot topic sprung from an entirely different source — it links back to a controversial coronavirus treatment and, why are you not surprised despite the mental gymnastics it should take to get here, the president. Let’s get into it, shall we?
On Tuesday, Donald Trump retweeted a doctor’s endorsement of hydroxychloroquine.
It is no secret that Trump is sticking to his whole-hearted endorsement of a malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine, which he has long billed as a sort of miracle cure for the new coronavirus, despite a lack of research to support those claims. Indeed, the science seems increasingly to indicate that hydroxychloroquine does not guard against COVID-19, and could cause serious heart problems to boot.
The president refuses to admit when he is wrong, though, which is why Monday night found him retweeting footage of a Houston doctor touting hydroxychloroquine as a magic shield against the coronavirus. In a viral video, posted by Breitbart and viewed about 13 million times before Facebook took it down, pediatrician and minister Stella Immanuel speaks on the steps of the Supreme Court at the so-called White Coat Summit, a Tea Party event intended to undermine the medical consensus on COVID-19. As the Daily Beast reports, the vid featured the following piece of advice from Immanuel: “Hello, you don’t need a mask. There is a cure.” By which she meant, hydroxychloroquine.
Per the Daily Beast, the president retweeted the video “several times,” while Don Jr. also shared footage from the “summit,” calling it a “must watch.”
How did we get from hydroxychloroquine to “demon sperm”?
Despite being a doctor, Immanuel has some pretty far-fetched theories, about medicine and life, which the Daily Beast put under the microscope. Immanuel reportedly believes that the government is run by lizard people; that alien DNA is, right this very minute, being used for medicinal purposes in humans; that there’s a vaccine in development to inoculate people against religion; and that gynecological issues such as cysts and endometriosis result from sex with witches and demons in dreams. Or, as she calls them, “spirit husbands” and “spirit wives,” whose “evil deposits” can render women infertile.
The Daily Beast resurfaced a sermon in which Immanuel delves into “Nephilim,” Biblical beings often characterized as angel-human spawn. According to Immanuel, nephilim take the form of demonic spirits and prey upon women in their dreams, incubus-style.
“They turn into a woman and then they sleep with the man and collect his sperm,” she explained, according to the Daily Beast. “Then they turn into the man and they sleep with a man and deposit the sperm and reproduce more of themselves.”
Witches can also “astral project and sleep with people,” Immanuel said, but apparently you’ll know if dream you did demon sex because your life will fall apart shortly thereafter. Anyway, it was the heavy emphasis on demonic deposits that sent Twitter spiraling.
And the president, has he weighed in on “demon sperm”?
No, although Don, Jr. did earn a censure from Twitter for sharing misleading information. The president, however, did not upload the video — which Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have since been removed from their platforms — and merely retweeted it, so he remains able to tweet with abandon.
Without addressing the demon sperm directly, Trump did say at a Tuesday evening press conference that Immanuel and her compatriots were “very respected doctors.”
“I thought she was very impressive in the sense that from where she came,” Trump reportedly said of Immanuel. “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.”
Meanwhile, Immanuel has already tweeted at Trump that she is “in town and available,” and would “love to meet with” him. No word yet on whether or not he’ll take that meeting, but, well — 2020, baby. Would you be surprised?