WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Chuck Woolery’s son tested positive for the coronavirus, days after insisting that official announcements and information are “the most outrageous lies.”
- These accusations about how the global pandemic is part of propaganda are directed towards medical health professionals, national public health institutes, and Democrats.
- The former game show host deactivated his social media account after announcing his son was tested positive for COVID-19.
Chuck Woolery’s son tested positive for the coronavirus, just days after talking about medical professionals and how the pandemic is one of the “the most outrageous lies”.
“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,” he posted.
Woolery is most famous for hosting several popular game shows including “Love Connection” and “Wheel of Fortune”.
The former game show insisted that the global pandemic is part of propaganda intended to persuade the public this upcoming election and remove the president from office–comments that the president retweeted to his more than 83 million followers. However, he backtracked after 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 posted.
This comes before the former game show host deactivated his social media account.
The president is questioned for reposting these comments about how the pandemic is one of the “the most outrageous lies” on social media. “You reposted a tweet yesterday saying that CDC and health officials are lying. You understand this is confusing for the public. So who do they believe? You, or the medical professionals like Dr. Fauci?”
CBS News Correspondent Catherine Herridge asked the president about the retweet in an interview, referring to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.
“I didn’t make a comment,” Trump responded. “I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel. But all I am 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.”
The president’s poll numbers indicate a decline in public approval rating is down to a 38.7 percent average in the index of polls, after standing at 50.6 percent in late March.
Source: The Hill