Trump Defends Reposting Claim That ‘Everyone’ Is Lying About COVID-19: Many People Think Testing ‘Is a Trap’

President Donald Trump is doubling down on his support of former game show host Chuck Woolery’s tweet suggesting “everyone” is lying about the coronavirus.

During an interview with CBS, Trump was asked about his retweet of Woolery’s accusation against the “CDC, media, Democrats,” and various “doctors.”

On Monday, Trump shared Woolery’s tweet that read, “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.”

Despite criticism about the tweet, Trump defended his decision to repost it as he claimed many people believe coronavirus testing is “a trap.”

CBS’ Catherine Herridge said, “You understand this is confusing for the public,” to which Trump responded, “No.”

Asked who he believes, Trump answered, “I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel. But all I’m doing is making a comment. I’m just putting somebody’s voice out there. There are many voices. There are many people that think we shouldn’t do this kind of testing, because all we do, it’s a trap.”

On the contrary, the president also insisted that testing may be working “too well” when it comes to identifying more and more cases.

“We have 45 million tests as of, I think today, approximately, 45 million tests,” Trump said. “No other country tests like us. In fact, I could say it’s working too much. It’s working too well. We’re doing testing and we’re finding thousands and thousands of cases.”

In regard to on-site testing which offers swift results in 30 minutes, the president expressed concern about accuracy.

See Trump’s remarks below:

Trump’s latest remarks come as more than 37 states see rises in coronavirus cases.

On Tuesday, Brett Giroir — Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — was asked his opinion of Trump’s retweet.

Giroir, also a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, confirmed “nobody lies to the American people,” as previously reported on IJR.

Over the last three weeks, Trump has made multiple remarks condemning testing as states experience spikes nationwide. But despite the uptick in cases, the president is still pushing for schools to reopen in the Fall.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are more than 3.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States. The death toll is approaching 140,000. There are more than 1.6 million recoveries reported.

Responses

  1. Obsidian, I enjoy freedom of speech, but feel the obligation to tell the truth. So, I don’t make preposterous lies.

  2. “But all I’m doing is making a comment. I’m just putting somebody’s voice out there. There are many voices.” It bugs me that he should hide behind claims of free speech, making foolish statements or outright lies, because every jackass has the right to say what he wants, so why shouldn’t Trump enjoy the same right? Because, he’s the President, and he has the privilege of having everything he says repeated through the major media to the whole world, and though he might just mean it as the crazy notion of the moment, Americans and people around the world might just think it’s national policy, to be taken seriously.

    Amelia, I think that everybody in the country does believe they’re being lied to. Most of us think that Trump is doing the lying. The rest of the country believes that all the government, news media, universities, unions, and entertainers are all trying to make Trump look bad, and putting out lies so that they can get Democrats back in to ruin the economy, ruin people’s lives, and eat babies. Or some other ridiculous list of motivations.

  3. I don’t know what country you guys live in but everyone does think they are being lied to and that is what Trump was trying to project . He didnt say everyone is being lied to just that they think they are ! He is doing a great job and there would have been twice the deaths if a democrat was in office !

  4. Morte – undoubtedly will this not be a big deal in the future. Its only a big deal now because its new. What we need is leadership to get us to that point and he is not that leader.

    The president doesn’t get to jump ahead just because the now is hard.

  5. Personally I am of the opinion that this will become a “manageable disease” like
    HIV eventually became. Hopefully the social stigma won take anywhere near as long as it did before.

  6. He is such a garbage president. I desperately hope he is held accountable for his lack of leadership this November.

  7. Catherine Herridge gave King Donald The Loser a number of chances to do the right thing, like a teacher giving a failing student the chance to redeem him regarding testing and race relations. He is failing so hard that he rejected any opportunity to clean up his act. He is his own best fan, can’t do anything wrong, no need to improve.

  8. “No other country tests like us.” King Donald The Loser

    Yeah, just TRY getting a test. Go to your insurance company’s approved doctor and demand getting tested. Good luck with that.

    NOBODY does testing like WE do testing alright.

    1. LMAO, every month they give out free drive through testing half a block from my work. It’s been going on for four months. Maybe you live in a Democrat $#!+#*!e.

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