Whoopi Goldberg says Trump probably never had Covid-19, Internet says he pulled off 'ultimate hoax'

The conversation took place shortly after it emerged that Barron Trump had tested positive for the virus and recovered


                            Whoopi Goldberg says Trump probably never had Covid-19, Internet says he pulled off 'ultimate hoax'
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Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC's 'The View', floated a conspiracy theory claiming President Donald Trump may never have had Covid-19 citing his rapid recovery. Nonetheless, her fans online nodded in agreement. The conversation took place on a Thursday, October 15 segment of the daytime talk show centered on herd immunity, shortly after it emerged that Barron Trump, the President's youngest son, had tested positive for the virus and recovered, Breitbart News reported.

At an October 14 rally, the 74-year-old commander-in-chief cited his 14-year-old son's asymptomatic diagnosis to explain why schools around the country should begin to re-open amid the pandemic. "[Barron] had it for such a short period of time, I don't even think he knew he had it," Trump said. "Because they're young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off 99.9 percent... Because people have it and it goes. Get the kids back to school, you've got to get the kids back to school."

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'The View' was discussing the concept of herd immunity when Goldberg said she wasn't convinced Trump had the virus. “You know... It doesn’t look good anywhere. You know what? Just the more he talks, the less I think he had it personally. That’s just me. That’s just me," she said. Co-host Joy Behar chimed in, “me too. Me too. I’m starting to think that too, Whoopi.”

Goldberg continued, “I’m starting to feel like, really? Because I just feel like, wait a minute. Five days? Five days? You’re the only person on the face of the earth, and if you are comparing yourself to Jesus, you know, you’re saying five days, that’s all it took, people have not been able to — still haven’t been able to get out of the bed. So I just — I don’t know. I couldn’t get the information. I just feel weird about it.” “I’m kind of agreeing with you," Behar piled on. “He’s a liar. His supporters will believe anything he says, anything.”

“Because it’s hard to trust him, it’s hard to, like, go with it, and I hate feeling like..." Goldberg added. Goldberg's fans online appeared to nod in agreement almost immediately. "Agreed. Thought it was a PR stunt immediately. So he could be the best patient ever. And that people shouldn't worry about a virulent threat that everyone else in the world is worried about," one wrote. "Thank you, Whoopi. It needed to be said. He took advantage of medical privacy laws and sheepling docs to create a scenario for sympathy," another added.

"As soon as I heard about the 'Superman' stunt I said the same thing. He had nothing more than a cold and this was all about PR & the campaign. NOBODY recovers with the rapidity that he, Melania, and even Barron recovered," a third chimed in. "I totally agree! That red orangutan just committed the ultimate hoax!!! PLEASE PEOPLE GET OUT AND VOTE!" a fourth added. "The timing always seemed suspicious what with the horrible week he'd had. And the tape with Melania complaining about having to decorate for Christmas coming out," another wrote.



 



 



 



 



 

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