Over the last few days, a screenshot of a private message (PM) from a Reddit user appearing to show them bragging about letting 11 elderly Trump supporters in a nursing home die while under their care has been circulating online.
Now healthcare staffing solutions company AMN Healthcare says they're investigating an employee who is alleged to be the individual behind this Reddit account and the FBI has also been notified.
The PM, which has been attributed to the now-deleted Reddit account of LoveThisLife0101, (archive link) shows the user claiming to work in a retirement home and letting 11 “verified trump supporters” die.
— Cecil Says (@dickandcomix) January 2, 2020
The full PM reads:
“Hey, I work in a retirement home and care for lots of trump supporters in their last days. I can tell you with certainty that 11 people (all verified trump supporters) could have been resuscitated/prevented from failing had I taken the appropriate measures.
I am literally letting you f***kers die off. These people vote like 100% of the time so it counts. Here is the really sick part. Everytime I come on The Donald [r/TheDonald] and see something that f***king disgusts me (e.g. “It’s OKay to be White” postings) I note it and then take it out on a trump supporter in the home I work at (for example I have loaded food with diuretics, withheld medicine and simple provided the incorrect medicine).
Look, I know I am a sick pup… but so are each of you. I just wanted to let you know what I do cause I saw your post from today and I chose to watch a person die in response.
I hate you and hope to care for your family soon.”
After screenshots of the PM started to gain traction online, savvy users of the online imageboard 4chan reportedly identified the Reddit user and notified the FBI.
pol actually identified the nursing home employee on reddit who was killing supposed Trump supporters by putting diuretics in their food, withholding medicine, and not resuscitating them, and notified local police, the FBI, and the nursing home. Wow.
— Michelle 🐟 (@Chat_Mort) January 2, 2020
Following the Reddit user’s alleged identification, AMN Healthcare then confirmed that an individual with the same name does work for the company but does not work in a location where patients are cared for. It’s not yet known how much, if any, of the alleged confession is true or if it’s the correct individual that has been identified but the company added that it would be conducting a “thorough investigation.”
[2/2] The individual by that name who works for us is not a clinician, does not work in a clinical setting or work in a location where patients are cared for. However, we take this very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation.
— AMN Healthcare (@AMNHealthcare) January 2, 2020
An archive of LoveThisLife0101 old public posts on Reddit show that the user has previously called users of pro-Trump subreddit “The Donald” “scumbags.”