Director Michael Moore on Friday called Donald Trump a “professional liar,” saying the president was faking coronavirus to qualify for the election.
The 66-year-old left-wing activist made a lengthy rant on his Facebook page in which he said Trump was claiming to have COVID-19 to gain sympathy amid declining polls, or was trying to do postpone election day from November 3. .
He ended the post by admitting that Trump “probably has” COVID-19, but said the president needs to stay alive to answer for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, 74, was admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Center on Friday for treatment for COVID-19 after a counselor said he was having “trouble breathing.”
Director Michael Moore posted a long conspiracy theory on Facebook on Friday in which he claimed Donald Trump did not have coronavirus, despite the president’s hospitalization that night. Pictured Moore attends DOC NYC 6th Annual Visionaries Tribute in 2019
He and first lady Melania Trump announced they tested positive on Twitter in the wee hours of Friday morning, but the president subsequently reportedly developed a fever, cough and congestion.
Moore remained skeptical, however, that the White House and Trump were revealing the truth about his condition.
The director of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ claimed the president was guilty of too many lies to be taken seriously about his coronavirus diagnosis.
“There is one absolute truth about Trump: he is a constant, outright, relentless, fearless and professional liar. A serial liar. A proven liar, ”Moore wrote.
“How many lies has the Washington Post proven in those four years? 25,000? A lie at least twice every waking hour? Think about all the bad people you have known in your life. Even the worst we can’t say that about.
“Why the hell would we believe it today?” Has he earned your trust now? he asked.
Moore added that he believed Trump had previously lied about his health and medical issues.
“Trump has a habit of lying about his health. His longtime doctor in New York, Dr Bornstein, admitted a few years ago that Trump dictated his perfect ‘doctor’s letter’ during the 2016 campaign, ”he said.
“Then there was the White House doctor who said Trump could live ‘200 years! “. What about her lie about that emergency trip to Walter Reed “to complete his physical exam?” ”
Director Michael Moore posted the long rant on Facebook Friday morning
Moore claimed Trump was using a COVID-19 diagnosis as an excuse to try to postpone the election. In the photo, Trump walks to Marine One to be rushed to hospital on Friday
Moore went on to cite the reasons he believed the president was lying.
The anti-Trump activist said he believed it was a ploy to postpone the election as polls show him continuing to fall behind rival Joe Biden.
He called Trump an “evil genius” who was “cunning” and “smart” to “arm this”.
Democrats, liberals, media and others have always been wrong to treat him just like a jester, a dummy and a moron. Yes it is all of those things. But he’s also cunning. He is intelligent. He beat Comey. He beat Mueller. He topped 20 Republicans in the GOP primary and then did the same with the Democrats, winning the White House despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent, ”Moore said.
“He’s an evil genius and I bring up the possibility that he is lying about COVID-19 to prepare us and counter his game. He knows that being sick tends to gain sympathy. He is not above militarization.
“But most dangerous, HE CAN USE THIS TO PUSH TO DELAY / REFUND THE ELECTION. The constitution doesn’t allow it, but he doesn’t care about the constitution. He and his thug Attorney General Barr have no shame and will stop at nothing to stay in power. He can even use that as an excuse to lose, ”Moore continued.
“Then there’s this: he can use his Covid as a pretext to give up the race and move Pence to the top of the ticket. Pence would temporarily become president, then Pence could preemptively forgive Trump for all of his crimes.
Moore claimed Trump was using coronavirus to gain sympathy for his campaign
He then claimed Trump could have coronavirus, but urged the president to ‘stay alive’
Moore ended the rant by stepping back on his skepticism and saying that Trump’s positive coronavirus test may be true, urging the president to “stay alive.”
“Finally, on a personal note: stay alive, Mr. President. Your exit from public life must be done in a correct and decent manner. You have many years to live. You have a child to raise. Grandchildren who need you. A base that loves you, ”Moore wrote.
“And the families of nearly a quarter of a million dead who might be alive today if you had done your job, if you cared, if you hadn’t played politics with people’s lives.” Over 200,000 Lost Souls – and YOU KNEW IT! You told Woodward in February it was a plague. 200,000 deaths because of the decisions you made, because you denigrated science and ignored the doctors.
Moore’s comments came despite Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, his running mate Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama expressing their best wishes for Trump’s recovery.
The White House said Trump will stay in the hospital for “a few days” where he will be tested. He would continue to work from the presidential suite, they added, which includes his own conference room and an office for Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows.
A Trump adviser told CNN on Friday that there was “reason for concern” as the president’s symptoms were considered “serious,” but White House officials said there was no reason for the public to worry.
At least six people who were in attendance at the Rose Garden event proposing Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court last Saturday have now tested positive: President Trump, the First Lady, a senior White House aide, two Republican senators who sit on the judicial committee. and the director of the University of Notre-Dame.
Just before Trump and Melania’s diagnosis, White House aide Hope Hicks, who had traveled with the president this week, tested positive.