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Michael Moore: Trump May Be Lying About COVID-19 Diagnosis

Michael Moore: Trump May Be Lying About COVID-19 Diagnosis

Michael Moore Says Trump May Be Lying About Covid-19

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Michael Moore says President Trump may be lying about his COVID-19 diagnosis, calling him an “evil genius” who is “not above weaponizing” a fake illness.

“There is one absolute truth about Trump: He is a consistent, absolute, unrelenting, fearless, and professional liar. A serial liar. A factually proven liar,” Moore wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “How many lies now has the Washington Post proven in these four years? 25,000? A lie at least twice during every waking hour? Think of all the bad people you’ve known in your life. Even the worst ones you couldn’t say that about.”

Moore continued to shed doubt on Trump’s 1 a.m. tweet Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the virus and are quarantining in the White House. He noted that Trump is behind former Vice President Joe Biden in presidential polls.

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“So why on earth would we believe him today?” the documentary filmmaker wrote. “Has he earned your trust now? No. Yet, we’re decent enough to not want him to be sick, to wish him well, and maybe just this once give him the benefit of the doubt because why would he lie about this?

“That’s not the question. The question we — and yes, I mean you, too, the media — the only question we really need to be asking is this: Why would Trump all of a sudden just start telling the truth?”

Moore says liberals and conservatives alike have underestimated Trump from the beginning, and shouldn’t do it again. Moore was one of the few high-profile people on the left to predict Trump’s win over Hilary Clinton in the 2016 election.

“Democrats, liberals, the media and others have always been wrong to simply treat him as a buffoon and a dummy and a jackass. Yes, he is all those things. But he’s also canny. He’s clever. He outfoxed Comey. He outfoxed Mueller. He outfoxed 20 Republicans in the GOP primary and then did the same to the Democrats, winning the White House despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent. He’s an evil genius and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game. He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this,” Moore wrote.

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Michael Moore also questioned hopes that Trump might have a change of heart on certain issues — like how to handle the pandemic — because of a COVID-19 diagnosis, noting that no world leader is known to have radically changed because of an illness.

“He’s losing the election. And he knows it. It’s not 2016. He was hated in 2016, but he’s hated even more now. Millions of Americans are ON FIRE and on the verge of serving him up a major league ass-whooping and a record landslide defeat. So he needs – badly – to totally change the conversation about this campaign. And he just has,” Moore wrote.

Moore later followed up with this dig on Twitter, referencing the positive test reported Thursday for Trump aide Hope Hicks:

“Knowing Hope Hicks had tested positive, Trump then flew to a fundraiser with fat cats in NJ. Fleeced ‘em for $5M while putting their lives at risk. Puts a whole new spin on ‘Kill the Rich.’ Nice to know the low regard Trump has for the wealthy. Probably wishes he was one of them.”

The New York Times reports that Trump is experiencing “mild” cold-like symptoms from the virus. Biden’s team says he has tested negative for the virus, after standing across the stage from Trump in Tuesday’s night’s first (and perhaps final) presidential debate. Future debates, like many other things, are thrown into question by Trump’s announcement, because no one wants to risk the president exposing anyone else to COVID-19.

Main photo, above: Michael Moore works a crowd in Ohio.

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Ray says:

    Trump has covid 19, FAKE news, then he will recover and say, nothing to it. He thinks everyone is a dope.

  2. Shane says:

    I do agree with Michael Moore’s analysis and it would be hard to believe anything the president says. It is Fake news that he has COVID. There is a play here.

  3. Diana Walter says:

    I also believe that Trump is lying-don’t believe anything coming out of his mouth.

    • S Kennedy says:

      He needs to turn the page… to him voters are losers and suckers… He knows the election is lost and jail is a good possibility.

  4. I agree with Shane 100%, he hit the nail right on the head. Also as M. Moore said, why would Trump all of a sudden start telling the truth?
    There is definitely “a play” here.

  5. YancyC says:

    This was the same for the “debate.” Trump is unable to “debate” anyone because he knows nothing and is incoherent when he says anything. The purpose of the first “debate” was to make sure there would be no more. I imagine Biden was well versed on many issues but unprepared for Trump to destroy the situation. Wallace was also unprepared for what was happening in a situation that was so bizarre.

    I talked to a friend afterwards who complained he didn’t learn anything new about the candidates’ views. I told him that was Trump’s point. Trump will never put himself in any situation where he has to explain or defend himself. He said he will not accept any changes to rules for the next “debate.” It’s the only thing thing that Trump can do. When he played the stalking predator with “nasty” Hilary, she was unprepared for that egregious behavior.

    Unfortunately, Pelosi naively played right into the trap when she said, that after the first fiasco, there would be no more. Exactly what Trump wanted. She should have doubled down and called for two more. Trump is laughing all the way to November 3rd.

    Moore is a true American patriot. He loves this Country and understands just how dangerous and toxic are Trump and his enablers.

  6. John says:

    Classic Narcissistic Personality Disorder behavior. Lie your way into a jam, and lie your way out.

    • jack says:

      Classic liberal moron. Project your sick fantasies onto someone else and claim it as truth. There is no conspiracy. He has the virus. He will be fine in less than 2 weeks. Deal with it.

      • Israel Mateos says:

        Ok let’s go with that and I personally think he isn’t making this up, because I truly believe he’s a careless idiot who loves to ignore the facts and just do whatever he wants. Doesn’t surprise me a bit he caught covid. Here are the facts though, he’s in the high risk category for a number of reasons: 1) His age 2) he’s overweight 3) problems with his cholesterol 4) poor diet known to love junk food 5) doesn’t get good sleep/ always under constant stress
        It makes it hard to believe this is going to be a walk in the park for him. I wish him the best but there’s a good probability he might end up in the I.C.U. If that’s the case, absolute zero chance of him winning the election. Also raises a very important question. If he can’t even keep himself/family/staff safe from the virus, how can anyone expect him to keep the nation safe from covid? We still have a long way to go in defeating covid regardless of the election outcome. We have the potential of saving thousands possibly hundreds of thousands of lives if we all do the right thing and follow the guidelines. We just need the right leadership to set the example and lead us all in the right direction. So far, since the beginning of the pandemic, trump has proven to be incappable of uniting the nation and keeping Americans safe. Just my two cents, but hey best case scenario he’ll be up and running in a couple of weeks.

  7. Jeff says:

    I find it hilarious that the lunatic fringe liberals like Michael Moore are suddenly taking a play from the game plan of the lunatic fringe right-wingers: with no evidence at all, just make it a conspiracy and chalk it up to fake news.

    We sane folks in the middle are addicted to actual evidence. We will withhold judgement and just enjoy the show the rest of you – on both sides – are staging for us. Bravo!

    • Cat Jenkins says:

      Then why is it when faced with “actual evidence” of lies Trump has uttered, do his nutball followers still stand up for him?

      – A Betrayed Republican

  8. Scott McCarty says:

    What kind of schmuck are you moore. You are watching too many of your own movies.

  9. Louis Sanabria says:

    Yes i agree with Michael Moore, I bet Trump is lying trying to get sympathy from voters, because he feels he’s going to lose this election, this, with mail in voting fraud shows how scared he is is and he’s doing anything he can to sway voters to vote for him… DAMN LIAR..

    • Jeff says:

      And he is so good at it that he has convinced several members of the liberal WH press corps to play along and lie that they, too, have the virus. How about that? Even the liberal media are supporting the conspiracy to get him sympathy votes!

  10. Kay says:

    Have you thought that Moore just wrote this so he can get some air time? What else does ha have going on. Maybe Moore is wanted a little Media love.

  11. Nytowl223 says:

    It would not surprise me a single bit that this is a lie. He’s supposedly getting some sort of special treatment that isn’t even approved, yet. And the #ToddlerInChief lies like the rest of us breathe! He doesn’t know how to tell the truth unless it’s purely by accident.

    And to you #Cult45 members complaining in the comment section about how terrible we are to not believe our #LiarInChief, get over yourself. He doesn’t give a single, solitary damn about you, your family, or anyone you care about. He will not thank you for sticking up for him, here or anyone else.

    And, if he DOES have it, he will blame you and the rest of the unwashed masses that he hates to touch or be around. He will be even more disgusted with you all.

  12. C K. says:

    First thing I thought of when I read the news about his “diagnosis” is that he is lying. When a person is behind they benefit from mixing things up. I’d say 90/10 he is lying.

  13. Greg says:

    You can’t trust any information coming out this WH so I’ll believe it when Trump’s dead or on a respirator.
    Anyone can “say” they tested positive but you can’t know the truth because medical Privacy laws unless they release their test information. So just hearsay.
    Covid is a HOAX remember so why would he release his “positive” test and change the narrative for his followers.
    So Trump followers continue not wearing masks or social distancing. Go to big crowded indoor rallies and become 2020’s Darwin Award winners and remove your genetics from the global gene pool.

  14. Elayne says:

    You are probably right. Latest news Sunday, after he drove around in a van to greet his supporters hanging out. At the hospital. Supposedly getting released Monday!!! Doesn’t sound like someone with symptoms of Covid. Is he going to self quarantine.? Doubt it. He needs a sympathy vote. Someone at his age and a supposed diagnosis of Covid would be monitored at a hospital. Sounds fake.to me.

  15. Gloria says:

    This is so correct … if voted out of office, he will cause another Civil War with all of the domestic terror groups that he will summon into action … just think Michigan.

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