The closer we get to the election the more desperate conspiracy nonsense seems to be erupting on the left. Last week I wrote about the progressives who were wondering aloud whether Trump was faking illness with the coronavirus to change the news cycle. That same conspiracy made a rebound briefly on Monday when Trump left the hospital. Yesterday there was a claim circulating on social media that Chris Christie was in the ICU on a ventilator because of his coronavirus diagnosis. Politifact pointed out that was false.
Today, we had a new bogus claim pop up which also involved President Trump and which some hinted might be the result of COVID-19. According to a bunch of blue-check progressives on Twitter today, a video of the president on the White House lawn was actually a fake. They claimed the clip was clearly shot in front of a green screen:
Is that a green screen?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) October 8, 2020