Congress this week unanimously condemned the Qanon conspiracy theory, with lawmakers calling the movement’s followers “a sick cult”, but the left certainly isn’t immune to wild speculation as evidenced by the latest news from the White House.
After midnight, in the wee hours of Friday morning, President Trump tweeted out some dreadful news: He and the First Lady had both been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Of course, angry radicals from the left side of the aisle began to celebrate and wish for the President to become ill – a truly disgraceful sign of the times.
Worse still were the comments from liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who insinuated that the whole thing could be an election-year hoax by President Trump.
“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,” wrote Michael Moore in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday.
And that wasn’t all:
“He’s an evil genius and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game,” added Moore. “He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this.”
The theory seemed to be gaining traction online as well, with a number of Twitter users suggesting that the President was using the virus to get out of the upcoming debates.
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