Why is Bill Barr self-quarantining despite testing Covid-19 negative? Internet calls test results a 'lie'

'We do not believe any negative results announcement because we KNOW they would lie about that,' a social media user


                            Why is Bill Barr self-quarantining despite testing Covid-19 negative? Internet calls test results a 'lie'
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After saying that he chose not to self-isolate after being potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus recently, Attorney General Bill Barr quickly reversed his decision declaring that he will, in fact, go into self-quarantine following the exposure even though he tested negative for the disease on Friday, October 2. This led many to wonder if Barr actually tested negative for the infectious virus or did the White House deliberately try to suppress his real test results. 

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We previously reported that Barr was seen speaking to Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, at the White House's event announcing the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court last week, shortly before she tested positive for the virus, causing many to wonder if she passed it onto the AG. Kerri Kupec, the Justice Department's spokesperson, said that Barr had undergone four tests for Covid-19 exposure since Friday, all of which had returned negative results. 

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However, after news of Barr reversing his decision about self-quarantining spread across social media, the New York Times best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald tweeted, "Has anyone found out what changed to lead Bill Barr to reverse course and self-quarantine? Any word from @TheJusticeDept? Did he test positive? Because if so, there needs to be a mega-contact trace. Keeping silent means killing others."

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His tweet soon went viral with one user pointing out that if Barr has secretly tested positive, he should not be going around holding administrative meetings like he was seen doing recently. "Bill Barr visited the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday. SO HELP ME he better not be positive," the user tweeted. Others were skeptical about whether the White House had revealed Barr's real test results or fabricated the same to hide the truth from the already panicked public after President Donald Trump tested positive for the virus last week. 

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"We do not believe any negative results announcement because we KNOW they would lie about that. There should be proof of a negative test and if it is a person crucial to running our government the American public should know about it! My gut tells me if it is announced a negative COVID test result from anyone in the Trump administration to NOT believe it because they lie about anything. Even about being invited to something they weren't so you think they wouldn't lie about a COVID test result if they could?" one of them wrote. 

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Another user opined, "I bet he already tested positive, and was pretending he was fine, but then started showing symptoms. And so he hid." A third said, "They keep saying he’s tested negative. But since they lie all the time ... Who knows?" Yet another remarked, "The lying and obfuscation by the Trump administration has pretty much rendered any effort at tracing meaningless. You have a small window, they blew way past the opportunity."

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The fact that Conway had contracted Covid-19 was first disclosed by her teen daughter Claudia in a TikTok video. "My mom coughing all around the house after Trump tested positive for Covid," she wrote in the first video calling it "weird and suspicious." Soon after, she confirmed the news as she sat with a mask on. "I'm furious. Wear your masks. Don't listen to our idiot f**king president piece of s**t. Protect yourself and those around you," she added. In a third clip, Claudia captioned the post, "All for the stupid Amy Coney Barrett thing," and said, "My mom two weeks ago: It’ll be fine. Masks are stupid." She then cut to another clip that read, "Infects the whole family."

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