U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestures while speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in San Francisco. More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are making their way to California to curry favor with national party activists from around country. Democratic National Committee members will hear Friday from top contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Democratic National Committee Twitter account spread some 100 percent Grade A horse hockey on Saturday.
First, they falsely claimed that President Donald Trump has “stoked the flames of racism” by calling the Wuhan coronavirus the “Chinese virus.” Then they made it worse by claiming, without evidence, Trump was “equating Chinatowns in the United States with China.”
In this time of crisis, we must come together as Americans. Donald Trump has instead stoked the flames of racism by calling #COVID19 the “Chinese virus” and equating Chinatowns in the United States with China. Words have consequences. And Trump’s words are dangerous.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) April 18, 2020
While Trump certainly did call it a “Chinese virus,” he had every reason to, not only because it originated in China but because China was trying to deflect from their cover-up and lies about the virus by blaming the United States for starting it and it was important to call that out.
Funny how there was no objection to naming prior viruses after where they originated, for things like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) or Ebola.
There is nothing racist about calling it “Chinese virus.” Media outlets themselves referred to it as a Chinese virus or Wuhan virus prior to the Chinese communist government’s propaganda effort to deflect blame from themselves. The Chinese government referred to it as “Wuhan virus.”
There is absolutely nothing Trump said or did “equating Chinatowns in the United States to China.”
But what’s shameful in all this is not just the lies and not just, once again, falsely accusing Trump of racism.
It’s that we as a country and as a people were previously injured by the lies and the cover-up of Chinese communist government. Then the Chinese government made it worse by blaming us for the spread of the virus. And what is the DNC’s response? Not to protect America. Not to defend us from the Chinese attack.
It was to blame Donald Trump. It was literally to repeat the Chinese propaganda and effectively help the Chinese effort, even after all the suffering and damage China’s cover-up has cost us.
Where are the calls from Democrats to do anything about China’s lies? Strangely silent.
Meanwhile they’re completely cool with Nancy Pelosi blocking money that would help save American small businesses and the jobs of millions of Americans.
This is just one of the reasons why Democrats can never be trusted with power in the presidency again. Because it is never about protecting America or doing the best for the American people. But always and only about promoting their own power.
Meanwhile, the polls show that Americans get it, that they completely approve of the term “Chinese virus” finding that three consecutive surveys conducted by the Harris Poll found that a majority somewhat agree or strongly agree with Trump’s decision to use the term, according to the Washington Examiner.