Chuck Woolery’s Twitter Account Disappears After Son Apparently Contracts COVID
On Sunday, former game show host Chuck Woolery offered a “full-throated rejection of all things coronavirus” on Twitter — a tweet that was picked up and shared by President Trump — but just a few days later, Woolery’s Twitter account has disappeared.
- According to Deadline, Woolery had written: “The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.”
- Trump then retweeted Woolery’s comments, which “triggered questions from White House reporters as to whether Trump was attacking his own health officials’ assertions about the virus.”
- The president was asked about it during an interview with CBS News’ Catherine Herridge, who said: “You reposted a tweet yesterday saying that CDC and health officials are lying. You understand this is confusing for the public. So who do they believe? You, or the medical professionals like Dr. Fauci?”
“I didn’t make a comment,” Trump told Herridge. “I did. I reposted a tweet that a lot of people feel. But all I am doing is making a comment. I’m just putting somebody’s voice out there. 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.”
- But late on Monday, Woolery issued another tweet saying his son had tested positive for the virus, writing: “To further clarify and add perspective, Covid-19 is real and it is here. My son tested positive for the virus, and I feel for of those suffering and especially for those who have lost loved ones.”
- Deadline reported that Snopes verified the tweet, adding that it is “unclear whether his son’s condition, the reactions to his original tweet or something else prompted Woolery or Twitter to remove his account.”
- It is also unclear whether Woolery’s disappearance on the platform was related to a widespread hack that had taken place on Twitter earlier on Wednesday.