Just days after he trashed coronavirus news as lies, Trump supporter and former game show host Chuck Woolery’s Twitter account is no more.
Wednesday evening it was not clear whether it happened due to a widespread hack on the app, or whether Twitter or Woolery himself removed the account. (It seems clear now that Woolery deleted it himself.)
On Sunday 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.”
Trump retweeted the comment, which set off a firestorm and triggered questions from White House reporters as to whether Trump was attacking his own health officials’ recommendations about the virus.
CBS News’ Catherine Herridge asked Trump,
“You reposted a tweet yesterday saying that CDC and health officials are lying. You understand this is confusing for the public. So who do they believe? You, or the medical professionals like Dr. Fauci?”
“I didn’t make a comment. I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel.
But all I am 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.”
Late Monday, Woolery shared a different message about COVID on Twitter saying,
“To further clarify and add perspective, Covid-19 is real and it is here. My son tested positive for the virus, and I feel for of those suffering and especially for those who have lost loved ones.”
Snopes has verified Woolery’s Monday tweet is authentic. (Screen grab below)
It’s unclear whether his son’s condition, the reactions to his original tweet or something else prompted Woolery or Twitter to remove his account. How does the song go…?
“Instant Karma’s gonna get ‘ya…”