- President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet from Chuck Woolery, the host of the game show, on Monday morning.
- Woolery, the original host of “Wheel of Fortune” and a conservative, accused the CDC and the doctors of lying about the corona virus.
- Woolery did not disclose what lies were told, but claimed that it was “just about the election” – suggesting the agency stressed bad news to harm Trump’s campaign.
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President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet Monday morning, accusing the Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC) of lying about the coronavirus to prevent his re-election.
The original tweet was written by Chuck Woolery, the original moderator of Wheel of Fortune, who is also conservative.
̵1; Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery), July 13, 2020
The tweet reads: “The most outrageous lies are about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, the media, the Democrats, our doctors, not all, but most of whom we should trust.
“I think it’s all about choice and that the economy doesn’t come back, and it’s about choice. I’m tired of it.”
The news did not make it clear which lies the CDC should be responsible for. Trump and the surrounding area have previously expressed skepticism about the organization and other government experts.
Business Insider turned to the White House to comment on Woolery’s message, but didn’t get an immediate response.
It was the latest in a series of tweets in recent weeks in which the president claimed that various organizations are working to prevent him from being elected to a second term.
When the states pushed for mail-in polls in May over the corona virus, Trump tweeted – without evidence – that such mail-in polls would result in fraud and would mean “THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY”.
Experts have recently hypothesized that Trump will lay the groundwork to question the 2020 election results if he doesn’t win.
It’s also part of a Trump pattern that undermines experts when it comes to the crisis.
Until Saturday, Trump refused to wear a face mask in public, and a recent report showed how his government tried to get Dr. Discredit Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading epidemiologist.
Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said in May that there is “nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” sources have spoken to the Washington Post.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the CDC’s White House had repeatedly denied the right to hold its own public briefings on the outbreak of the corona virus.