Chuck Woolery Says Son Has COVID, Takes Twitter Hiatus

Former game show host had said 'everyone is lying' about virus, was retweeted by Trump
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
Updated Jul 16, 2020 8:10 PM CDT
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Chuck Woolery coaches a girl to play cards during a charity event in 2010.   (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Guinness Book of World Records)

"The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19," Chuck Woolery posted Monday on Twitter. "Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust." The post was retweeted the same day by President Trump. On Wednesday, the former game show host announced that COVID is the truth. "To further clarify and add perspective, Covid-19 is real and it is here," Woolery posted. "My son tested positive for the virus, and I feel for of those suffering and especially for those who have lost loved ones." Then his Twitter account disappeared, the Hill reports. Woolery's account, however, is not gone for good, says a spokesperson, per CNN..

"He is just taking a break from the abuse he has received from thousands of intolerant people who purposefully mislead people on his statement, including the media." The Monday tweet said the lies were intended to keep the economy down and hurt Trump's reelection chances. "I'm sick of it," Woolery said. He has two sons, and it's not clear which tested positive. The patient is asymptomatic, per NBC. A reporter asked Trump on Tuesday whether reposting such a tweet is sending a message that contradicts health officials. "I'm just putting somebody’s voice out there," the president said. "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." Woolery's tweets can be read in archived versions here. (More coronavirus stories.)

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