MSNBC's Joy Reid Promotes Bizarre Conspiracy Theory, Claims Trump Is Faking COVID
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Radical left-wing show host and Russia conspiracy theorist Joy Reid promoted a new conspiracy theory on Twitter where she suggested that President Donald Trump purposely got COVID-19 so he could get out of the debates.
“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 said on Twitter.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The host’s comments came after Tuesday’s debate, in which Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent, Joe Biden, and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News had a hard time keeping the faceoff on track. Many mainstream media outlets declared that Biden won the debate.
Critics blasted Reid after Trump was transported to Walter Reed Medical Center as his condition worsens. “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 wrote.
“Your friends are basically Qanon but from the left, I’m not sure you’re doing you or them any favors by broadcasting this to the world…” Fourth Watch media critic Steve Krakauer wrote.
Reid’s suggestion followed one from film director Michael Moore, who dropped a conspiracy theory that the president could be “lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game” and to “gain sympathy” before the Nov. 3 presidential 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,” Moore said.
“He’s an evil genius, and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game,” Moore added. “He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this.”
Moore went on to say that President Trump thinks “he’s losing the election” and that he “needs this” to win it.
“He’s losing the election. And he knows it,” Moore said. “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,” Moore added. “And he just has.”
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