Hillary Clinton, who could be our president right now if the winds had blown in another direction, is instead aiding and abetting the Communist Chinese government as they do everything possible to spread propaganda across the globe. On Friday, the regime’s state media grabbed a tweet from Clinton criticizing President Trump (using false information) and used it as part of their worldwide effort to escape culpability for the coronavirus pandemic.
“The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis,” Clinton tweeted. “Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.”
Chinese state media wasted no time in capitalizing on Clinton’s words. They promoted the tweet in a screenshot, describing it like this: “Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday critiqued President Donald Trump’s recent usage of ‘Chinese Virus’ to refer to the #COVID19 as ‘racist rhetoric,’ which is an attempt to eclipse his poor response in curbing the virus outbreak.”
Let’s just put it plainly: Anyone – Clinton, Rep. Ted Lieu, liberal reporters, anyone – criticizing Trump for using terms like “Wuhan Flu,” “Chinese coronavirus,” etc. is actively doing the bidding of authoritarian China. Period. Maybe it’s unwitting. Maybe these are just useful idiots doing what idiots do. Or maybe there’s something more sinister behind it. But whatever the case may be, there’s no excuse for any informed person to carry water for Xi Jinping and his propaganda.
President Trump himself has been of two minds when it comes to China in recent days. He’s praised their recent attempts to lift the veil and to send medical help and information to the U.S. At the same time, he expressed regret on Saturday that the regime didn’t do more, early on, to warn the world what was coming.
“I wish they could have told us earlier about what was going on inside,” Trump said at the daily coronavirus briefing. “We didn’t know about it until it started coming out publicly.”
Exactly. Now, we don’t necessarily expect that Beijing could have identified, isolated, and contained this virus within the first few days; not even the most advanced country in the world could have done that.
But the record is clear: China was warned by leading medical officials that this disease was spreading person-to-person in Wuhan, and instead of taking those warnings seriously, they prosecuted the messengers. And that’s not even getting into the problem of the wet markets, which health officials have said for years are a breeding ground for diseases like COVID-19.
China must be held to account for this disaster. Pointless political correctness will only help them get away with it.