CNN Political Analyst and former Clinton White House Press Secretary recently questioned if President Trump had a stroke and was hiding it from the American public.
“Did [President Trump] have a stroke which he is hiding from the American public,” tweeted Lockhart on Monday.
Trump replied to the rumor.
“It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate-FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!” Trump tweeted.
The Trump campaign also responded by issuing a statement that CNN should ax Lockhart:
CNN should fire Joe Lockhart, a lifetime failure who thought it was a great idea for fellow loser Michael Dukakis to put on that stupid helmet, for knowingly pushing a conspiracy theory about President Trump’s health.
Great political expert that he is, Lockhart single-handedly sank the John Kerry campaign and now he’s doing the same to Joe Biden from a distance.
If another CNN employee said similar things about Barack Obama they’d be fired immediately, so the same standard should be applied here. That is, of course, unless CNN is complicit in the smear campaign in order to level the playing field against Joe Biden, somebody who truly has lost a step.
Lockhart has a history of stirring up controversy with lies and half-truths on Twitter.
Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. "is this stuff real? I haven't heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we're up shit's creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 22, 2020
The tweet went viral with over 13,000 retweets and 45,000 likes before Lockhart admitted he made up the entire conversation.
He also recently attacked the Kentucky teen, Nicholas Sandmann, who won a $250 million dollar defamation lawsuit against the mainstream media as a “snot nosed entitled kid” as he participated in the Republican National Convention last week.