Former president Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday, blaming president Joe Biden for the COVID-19 deaths and “everything else” wrong with the country. In his rant, Trump also slammed the news media for reporting that former chief of staff Mark Meadows revealed in a new book that the 2020 GOP nominee tested positive for coronavirus before the first debate with Biden.
“The Fake News continues to push the false narrative that I had Covid prior to the first debate,” Trump wrote in an email to reporters, according to the Washington Post.
“Biden goes around coughing on people all over the place, and yet the Corrupt News doesn’t even cover it,” Trump complained. “They continue to shield Biden, who has been a disaster not just on Covid, where we have more deaths this year than last, but on the Border, the Economy, Inflation, Afghanistan, Gas prices, and everything else. Probably because he’s not supposed to be in office in the first place!”
As noted by The Post, “there is no way of knowing whether the initial Sept. 26 coronavirus test was a false positive or, rather, the first true indicator of the virus that would fell Trump days later. Both Meadows and Trump have previously misled the public on a host of issues, including Trump’s covid status.”