Right-Wing Media Stars Begin Pushing Conspiracy That Dems Infected Trump - 2020-10-06
President Donald Trump's recent COVID-19 diagnosis has resulted in a surge of conspiracies across the political spectrum, including bonkers claims that the president is faking the disease or that masks don't help stem the spread of the virus.
At least 12 Trump officials and Republicans who attended a Rose Garden event celebrating Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination have since tested positive for coronavirus, and several others who attended Trump's debate prep have also tested positive. With the virus spreading among Trumpworld after these events that reportedly featured little to no mask-wearing or social-distancing, it was only natural that the right-wing media ecosystem would seek to explain away the "superspreader" incidents as actually being an insidious plot by Democrats to deliberately infect the president and his allies ahead of the election.
Since the president's positive COVID-19 test, a number of pro-Trump media stars have, indeed, speculated as much.