Candace Owens says Don Jr is ‘perfectly healthy’ and Covid-19 is a 'scam' after Trump's son tests positive

Owens called the Covid-19 disease a hoax at a time when the virus has claimed more than 250,000 lives in America


                            Candace Owens says Don Jr is ‘perfectly healthy’ and Covid-19 is a 'scam' after Trump's son tests positive
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Conservative author Candace Owens accused President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr of pretending to be infected with the novel coronavirus, and dismissed his confirmation of the infection, saying it was a "scam." Owens called the Covid-19 disease a hoax at a time when the virus has claimed more than 250,000 lives in America, according to Johns Hopkins data.

Trump Jr, who tested positive for Covid-19 this week, confirmed his diagnosis on Friday, November 20, revealing he will spend his time in quarantine clearing guns and watching Netflix. His spokesperson, however, said that the president's son is experiencing no symptoms. The revelation, however, drew a sharp response from Owens, who insisted Trump Jr was "perfectly healthy."

"Wish I could send @DonaldJTrumpJr a genuine 'get well soon' message. But like millions of other Americans he’s perfectly healthy with absolutely no symptoms, despite a test telling him that he’s sick. Most ridiculous scam in the entire world. Covid-1984," she wrote.



 

While some of her followers appeared to laud the conspiracy theory the author was indulging, there were others who slammed the author for being "irresponsible" and negating the pandemic. One Twitter user wrote: "Well, my wife and I just had it, and it was very serious. This is an irresponsible tweet. It belittles those who have struggled and/or died from this disease." While another added: "You are like the soldier that freezes up on the battlefield and can’t deal with what is happening around them. You need to rejoin reality and realize people are dying by the hundreds of thousands." A third wrote: "I thought I respected you. Lesson learned. Why does it have to be all or nothing? You’re devaluing the Americans that have it and do have symptoms. Some people get it and don’t know they have it. Others get it and die. Stop pretending it doesn’t exist."



 



 



 

Trump Jr's spokesperson said that the Republican tested positive for the virus earlier this week and has been "quarantining at his cabin since the result." They added: "He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended Covid-19 guidelines". Trump Jr shared a video on Instagram confirming his Covid diagnosis, just months after his father and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle had tested positive for the disease. He said in the video: "Got the Rona. I’m totally asymptomatic. Going to give it a couple days of quarantine and follow the protocols, then get retested in case it was a false positive as I feel and have felt totally fine."

Right-wing conversationalist, Owens, in early October, had taken to Twitter to show her support for President Trump battling the Covid-19 disease. She wrote: "Americans want to be unmasked and reopened. The fear of Covid has subsided and been replaced with a deeper fear of government overreach. Trump is winning on this issue, BIGLY." She followed her tweet with the hashtag: "UnMaskAmerica."



 

 

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani's son, Andrew Giuliani, also tested positive for the novel coronavirus on November 20. 

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