In an interview with CBS News this Wednesday, President Trump doubled-down on his retweet of former game show host Chuck Woolery, who claimed that “everyone” is lying about coronavirus for political purposes.
CBS host Catherine Herridge pressed Trump on the confusing nature of the tweet, saying, “You understand this is confusing for the public…”
“No,” Trump interrupted.
“I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel,” he said. “But all I’m doing is making a comment. I’m just putting somebody’s voice out there. There are many voices. There are many people that think we shouldn’t do this kind of testing, because all we do, it’s a trap.”
In the tweet on Sunday that Trump retweeted, Woolery wrote, “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.”
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WATCH: Trump today on @CBSThisMorning calls COVID-19 testing "a trap."
— Mike Gwin (@MichaelJGwin) July 15, 2020
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