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Michael Moore: Trump might be lying about having covid

Liberal filmmaker pushes baseless conspiracy theories in lengthy Facebook post


 | October 3, 2020

Oct 03 2020

Documentary filmmaker and far-left liberal Michael Moore reacted to the news that President Trump tested positive for coronavirus by speculating that he might be making it up.

Moore wrote a lengthy, 1,163-word, conspiracy-fueled post on his Facebook page, which he shared with his 2.4 million followers.

“There is one absolute truth about Trump: He is a consistent, absolute, unrelenting, fearless, and professional liar,” Moore wrote. “So why on earth would we believe him today?”

Moore said that most people would want to give the president the benefit of the doubt, but then listed several reasons why the president might make it up (ignoring that many other people would also have to be involved in order for such deception to work). But before doing that, Moore made a point of saying that even if the president has coronavirus, it doesn’t suddenly make him a good person.

“I’m certain Mussolini came down with the flu one time. Pinochet and Franco would catch a cold every now and then. Margaret Thatcher must have had a migraine or two. None of them suddenly became nice or did good things.” Notice how Moore lumps Margaret Thatcher – the first female prime minister of Great Britain – in with dictators Mussolini, Pinochet and Franco? That’s what happens when Leftists constantly accuse their political enemies of being Hitler – they lose all sense of perspective.

“We must always remain skeptical when it comes to Trump. He may have it. But it’s also possible he’s lying,” Moore wrote, before explaining that the president might be trying to avoid losing in a landslide election by gaining sympathy.

“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. He’s an evil genius and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game. He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this.”

Moore implied the timing is suspicious, and suggested that damaging stories (such as the NY Times story about Trump’s taxes and The Atlantic story in which several unnamed sources claimed the president disparaged troops who died in WWI) might now get less airtime.

But then Moore veered straight into the realm of tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist:

“But most dangerously, HE MAY USE THIS TO PUSH FOR DELAYING/POSTPONING THE ELECTION. The constitution does not allow for this, but he doesn’t give a f*ck about the constitution. He and his thug Attorney General Barr have no shame and will stop at nothing to stay in power. He may even use this as an excuse for losing.”

He also suggested that Trump, “may use his Covid as a pretext to drop out of the race and move Pence to the top of the ticket. Pence would temporarily become President, and then Pence could pre-emptively pardon Trump for all of his crimes.”

Then after all that wild speculation, Moore acknowledged that he may be wrong.

“Again, though, he may have COVID. He probably does. But never, ever, ever take him at his word and never, ever, ever underestimate his survival skills or the depths of his deception or his evil.”

Moore then wrapped with a… rather decent appeal for the president to stay alive, for the sake of democracy. “Covid must not remove you. That’s our job, with a pen and a ballot,” he wrote.

On Friday afternoon, Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center. If he is indeed faking sickness, there must be a LOT of people who are in on it.

Moore predicted Trump’s 2016 win:

Moore famously predicted on “Real Time with Bill Maher” that Trump would win in 2016.

Moore, who is originally from Michigan, warned in the summer of 2016 that the Clinton campaign was not paying enough attention to his home state.

He recently sounded the alarm again, saying that the Biden campaign’s effort in Michigan is “worse than Clinton’s.”

“The fact that Trump has narrowed the lead by 50 percent since June should have everybody screaming bloody murder,” Moore said in September.

Trump won Michigan by about 10,000 votes in the 2016 race. The last time prior to Trump’s 2016 victory that the state voted for a Republican was in 1988, when it supported then vice-president George H.W. Bush, who won, but the state then flipped blue in the 1992 race against Bill Clinton.

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