- President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet written by the game’s host Chuck Woolery on Monday morning.
- Woolery, the original host of the Wheel of Fortune, and a conservative, accused the CDC and doctors of lying about the coronavirus.
- Woolery did not specify what lies were told, but did say it was “all about the election” – suggesting that the agency emphasized bad news to hurt Trump’s campaign.
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President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet Monday morning accusing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of lying about the coronavirus to prevent his re-election.
The original tweet was written by Chuck Woolery, the original host of “Wheel of Fortune”
—Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) July 13, 2020
The tweet reads: “The most outrageous lies are those about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. CDC, the media, Democrats, our doctors, not everyone except most, which we can trust.
“I think it’s about the election and preventing the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m tired of it.”
The message did not clarify what lies ahead for the CDC to be responsible. Trump and those around him have expressed skepticism in the organization and other government experts in the past.
Business Insider reached out to the White House for retweets of comments on Woolery’s announcement, but did not immediately receive a response.
It was the latest in a series of tweets in recent weeks, in which the president alleged that various organizations are working to ensure that he did not vote in a second term.
When states pushed to introduce voting via email in the light of the corona virus in May, Trump tweeted – without proof – that such a redemption vote would lead to fraud and would spell “the end of our big Republican party.”
Experts have recently assumed that Trump is laying the groundwork for questioning the 2020 election results if he does not win.
It is also part of a pattern of Trump undermining experts in the crisis.
Until Saturday, Trump refused to wear a face mask in public, and a new report showed how his administration has been trying to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading epidemiologist.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House response coordinator for the coronavirus working group, said in May that there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust, according to sources who spoke with the Washington Post.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the White House repeatedly denied the CDC the right to hold its own public information meetings about the coronavirus outbreak.