- The Washington Times - Friday, October 2, 2020

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday cast doubts on President Trump‘s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, saying the president is “not above weaponizing” the virus to buoy his chances in the November general election.

“There is one absolute truth about Trump: He is a consistent, absolute, unrelenting, fearless, and professional liar. A serial liar. A factually proven liar,” Mr. Moore wrote in a lengthy Facebook post Friday morning.

“So why on earth would we believe him today?” he asked. “Has he earned your trust now? No. … We must always remain skeptical when it comes to Trump. He may have it. But it’s also possible he’s lying. That’s just a fact.”

Mr. Moore said Mr. Trump is “canny” and “clever” enough to use his diagnosis to change the conversation about this campaign following Tuesday night’s presidential debate.

“He’s an evil genius and I raise the possibility of him lying about having COVID-19 to prepare us and counteract his game,” he wrote. “He knows being sick tends to gain one sympathy. He’s not above weaponizing this. He’s been lying about how soon a vaccine will be ready. What better way to hammer home that lie then by directing a saga in the final weeks before the election that culminates in the release of this ‘vaccine.’”

“But most dangerously, HE MAY USE THIS TO PUSH FOR DELAYING/POSTPONING THE ELECTION,” he continued. “The constitution does not allow for this, but he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the Constitution. He and his thug Attorney General [William] Barr have no shame and will stop at nothing to stay in power. He may even use this as an excuse for losing.

“Then there’s this: He may use his Covid as a pretext to drop out of the race and move Pence to the top of the ticket,” he wrote. “Pence would temporarily become President, and then Pence could pre-emptively pardon Trump for all of his crimes.”

Mr. Moore ended his post by encouraging Mr. Trump to “stay alive” so that Americans can vote him out of office.

So Now Trump Has Earned Your Trust? A Note of Covid Caution from Michael Moore…. There is one absolute truth about…

Posted by Michael Moore on Friday, October 2, 2020

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