President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet Monday morning which accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of lying about the coronavirus in order to obstruct his reelection.
The original tweet was written by Chuck Woolery, the original host of “Wheel of Fortune,” who is also a conservative.
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.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) July 13, 2020
The tweet reads: “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.”
The message did not make clear what lies the CDC is supposed to be responsible for. Trump and those around him have expressed skepticism in the organization and other government experts before.
Business Insider reached out to the White House for comment retweet of Woolery’s message, 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 isn’t voted into a second term.
As states pushed to enact mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus in May, Trump tweeted — without evidence — that such mail-in voting leads to fraud and would spell “THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY.”
Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus task force response coordinator, said in May that there’s “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 briefings on the coronavirus outbreak.
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