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Friday, December 03, 2021

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who revealed in his upcoming book that Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his presidential debate with Biden, tried to moonwalk away from his bombshell report last night after his ex-boss called it "fake news."

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I just read that he had a positive test and then two more tests that were negative. The first test was considered a false positive.

POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2021-12-02 04:32 PM

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-02 04:42 PM | Reply

Trump announced in a tweet early on Oct. 2, 2020, that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. He was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later that day.

But Meadows writes that Trump received a positive test on Sept. 26, three days before the debate and the same day that he held a Rose Garden ceremony for his final Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, according to the paper. Trump traveled that evening to a rally in Pennsylvania.

www.snopes.com

September 26 and October 2nd are in the same week. That's a fascinating coincidence that Trump had a false-positive test the same week he had a legitimate positive test, isn't it?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-02 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Might not be all that unlikely, considering he got tested daily, and given the underlying false positive rate.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-02 04:51 PM | Reply

SNOOFY:

From Gal_Tuesday:

The timeline as laid out by Meadows indicates that Trump tested positive for COVID three days before that debate, then followed up with a second negative test, then quit taking tests altogether so that he wouldn't be prevented from debating.
The Meadows claim that Trump had tested positive for COVID pre-debate is further supported by the following facts:
Two days after the test, Trump and Pence held a joint event during which they were unusually distant from one another
Trump refused to take the required COVID test at the debate site, claiming that he had arrived too late to take a test.
The White House refused to answer whether it had submitted negative tests to the Cleveland Clinic as required by debate organizers.
During an onanistic post-election interview with the Trump fluffer-in-chief Mollie Hemingway, the former president only refused to answer one of her questions: Whether he had COVID during the first debate.
These are all the actions of someone who knew he had COVID and wanted to debate anyway. Just as Meadows wrote.
www.thebulwark.com

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-02 04:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Trump announced in a tweet early on Oct. 2, 2020, that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. He was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later that day."

I suspect we would never have known about the positive covid test if Trump hadn't gotten so sick he need to be hospitalized.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-12-02 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Nice use of "moonwalk" RCade.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-02 05:48 PM | Reply

Related...

Meadows' book possible waiver' of executive privilege, Jan. 6 investigators say
www.politico.com

... "It'd be very difficult for him to maintain I can't speak about events to you, but I can speak about them in my book,'" said Rep. Adam Schiff. ...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" That's a fascinating coincidence that Trump had a false-positive test the same week he had a legitimate positive test."

Plus at least a million other people. False-positive tests are a dime a dozen.

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-12-03 12:25 PM | Reply

Meadows should debate himself so we can get to the bottom of this.

#9 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-12-03 12:36 PM | Reply

@#8 ... Plus at least a million other people. False-positive tests are a dime a dozen. ...

That is why I look at fmr Pres Trump's other actions, e.g., noted in #4, to form an opinion on this one.

Those actions indicate that the "false positive" may not have been false.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This guy must REALLY like the chicken fingers on the buffet at Mar-A-Lago. I predict his sworn testimony in front of the 1/6 committee will be 'revised' a number of times after his session. It took Meadows a while to remember he didn't actually earn a bachelor's degree in college. Another of the Previous Guy's best hires...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2021-12-03 12:55 PM | Reply

@#11 ... I predict his sworn testimony in front of the 1/6 committee will be 'revised' a number of times after his session. ...

I'd say his sworn testimony may be a string of "5th Amendment" pleas, along with an assortment of "executive privilege" pleas.


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 01:02 PM | Reply

Plus at least a million other people. False-positive tests are a dime a dozen.

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Was it a FALSE positive for trump stupid?

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-03 01:33 PM | Reply

One of the reasons that Mark Meadows may have agreed to cooperate, at least up to a point, with the House Select Committee, is that by him publishing his book about his two-years in the White House as Trump's Chief of Staff, that this will make it very difficult for him to claim executive privilege as a reason for not turning over the requested documents and sitting for a deposition. It basically came down to this, either cooperate with the committee or cancel the publication of your book. Meadows did not come from a rich family (he's an Army brat) and unlike so many of the other people who worked for Trump, he's not independently wealthy. I suspect that the planned revenue from the book represented a significant portion of his future earnings.

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-12-03 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

False-positive tests are a dime a dozen.

#8 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

So are lying liars.

Trump tested positive again on Oct. 1 and was hospitalized the next day, when he announced the results on Twitter. The debate was held Sept. 29.

GFY Insurrectionist.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-12-03 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 it's my understanding that false negatives are far more likely than a false positive.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-03 02:47 PM | Reply

False-positive tests are a dime a dozen.
#8 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Like you would know one way or the other.

GTF over yourself.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-04 03:49 PM | Reply

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