Trump amplifies message that “everyone is lying” about coronavirus — including the CDC and doctors (!) — to hurt him politically and damage the economy.
This is, of course, wildly untrue. pic.twitter.com/w0RhNIT39J
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 13, 2020
Well, this is what happened next.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former game show host Chuck Woolery announced Wednesday his son has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after Woolery accused medical professionals and Democrats of lying about the virus in an effort to hurt the economy and President Trump’s reelection chances.
Woolery, who hosted several popular game shows including “Love Connection” and “Wheel of Fortune” and who is a staunch supporter of the president’s, has since deleted his Twitter account following the announcement about his son.
“To further clarify and add perspective, Covid-19 is real and it is here. My son tested positive for the virus, and I feel for of those suffering and especially for those who have lost loved ones,” Woolery tweeted before his account disappeared.
The message comes after Woolery tweeted Monday denouncing “outrageous lies” being told about the coronavirus, comments that Trump retweeted to his more than 83 million followers.
“The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it,” Woolery wrote.
Clearly the Trump supporters are responding to this virus the same way Republicans respond to gay rights.
In other words, it is not real until one of your family members becomes a statistic.
Sadly we simply do not have time to wait until every Republican has a family member who tests positive.
This thing is killing us now!
And if Republicans would simply learn to respect science we could be doing a much better job of fighting it.