President Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, recently announced a new book where he details the former president’s Covid-19 scare before a debate with Joe Biden.
Context: Mainstream media outlets recently twisted an excerpt from Meadows’s new book which described a time when Donald Trump received a positive Covid-19 test shortly before the first 2020 presidential debate against Joe Biden.
The Guardian wrote, “Nonetheless, the stunning revelation of an unreported positive test follows a year of speculation about whether Trump, then 74 years old, had the potentially deadly virus when he faced Biden, 77, in Cleveland on 29 September – and what danger that might have presented.”
What Really Happened: President Trump received a false positive from a Covid-19 test before the debate. He was then re-tested multiple times and each revealed a negative test result for the virus.
What Trump says: After the media began falsely claiming he had the virus while debating against Joe Biden he released a statement through his Save America PAC slamming the report as “fake news.”
“The story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News. In fact, a test revealed that I did not have COVID prior to the debate.
What Meadows Says: During an interview with Newsmax, Mark Meadows agreed that the media’s claims are nothing but fake news.
“Well, the president’s right, it’s fake news. If you actually read the book — the context of it — that story outlined a false positive,” the former chief of staff said on Newsmax.
“Literally had a test, had two other tests after that that showed that he didn’t have Covid during the debate, and yet the way that the media wants to spin it is certainly to be as negative about Donald Trump as they possibly can while giving Joe Biden a pass,” he added. (per The Hill)