MSNBC host Joy Reid has suggested that President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis may be a lie to get out of future presidential debates.
Early Friday, just after midnight, President Trump announced he and First Lady Melania contracted the novel coronavirus after his top aide Hope Hicks tested positive.
On Friday the 74-year-old was transported to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland to stay for several days and work out of the presidential suite there.
Before Trump headed to the hospital, the ‘ReidOut’ host shared a theory on Twitter that Trump may be faking his diagnosis, citing previous dishonesty from the president and his administration.
‘Here’s how wrecked Trump’s credibility is at this point: I’ve got a cellphone full of texts from people who aren’t sure whether to believe Trump actually has covid. “He lies so much,” one friend just texted. “Is he just doing this to get out of the debates?” others are texting,’ Reid tweeted Friday.
Trump’s diagnosis comes just days after he and Democratic nominee Joe Biden shared the debate stage, marking a chaotic and tense evening that critics dubbed a the worst debate in American history.
In the debate Trump bulldozed Biden and moderator Chris Wallace with interjections, the two candidates slung insults at each other, and Wallace struggled to maintain order as he could not mute their microphones.
Reid shared another tweet noting the White House’s caginess in describing Trump’s medical condition, saying, ‘We haven’t been able to count on them for the truth about anything for four years.’
As of Friday Trump was reportedly experiencing a fever, cough and congestion.
However, not everyone agreed with her conspiratorial tweet.
’65K likes on this one from a national primetime host. Aged well with the president now on his way to Walter Reed,’ The Hill media reporter Joe Concha tweeted.
‘It looks like the conspiracy theorist who hacked Joy Reid’s blog has now apparently hacked her Twitter account too. Cyber security is a serious problem,’ Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy responded.
But Reid wasn’t the only figure to hit out at the president’s shocking diagnosis.
Director Michael Moore, who created the movie ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, blasted Donald Trump as a ‘professional liar’ Friday as he claimed the president was faking having coronavirus to get ahead in the election.
The left-wing activist, 66, went on a lengthy rant on his Facebook page in which he said Trump was pretending to have COVID-19 to win sympathy amid his dwindling poll numbers, or attempting to have the election day pushed back from November 3.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Marlene Lenthang