(Natural News) How can you be an American politician and hate the president (and by default, your own country) so much you can’t bring yourself to name the country where a virus that is still killing Americans came from?
That’s a great question, but it’s one Sen. Kamala Harris of California — named last week to be Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — should be made to answer.
In her first speech as running mate, Harris never mentioned the Wuhan coronavirus one time, but she sure lambasted President Donald Trump for it, though you could say he (and the rest of the world’s leaders) ‘inherited it’ from the Chinese.
The coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, and spread to the rest of the world, sickening more than 20 million and killing nearly 750,000, according to World Health Organization statistics.
The coronavirus pandemic’s toll on the global economy was expected to be “the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s,” according to the International Monetary Fund.
But no matter. All of this business is Trump’s fault, she claimed:
“The president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” she said, knowing full well that it was states, not the federal government, that made the individual decisions to shut down their economies (and not all of them did).
“Just look where they’ve gotten us; more than 16 million out of work, millions of kids who cannot go back to school, a crisis of poverty, of homelessness afflicting black, brown, and indigenous people the most, a crisis of hunger afflicting one in five mothers, who have children that are hungry, and tragically, more than 165,000 lives that have been cut short, many with loved ones who never got the chance to say goodbye,” she added.
In fact, the president and Republicans have helped pass a number of coronavirus relief packages for Americans. The president was an early advocate for reopening states (which he has no authority to do on his own like he has no constitutional authority to order them closed). And thanks to his pre-virus economic policies, the recovery is “V-shaped” — that is, it’s just as dramatic as the downturn was. (Related: New Zealand rolls out mandatory coronavirus quarantine camps, and its disarmed population is now powerless to stop it.)
But as far as assigning blame for the economy, which continues to lag, she failed to mention the Democrat mayors and governors who have kept COVID-19 lockdowns in place, preventing business owners, factories, and shops from reopening if they’ve been deemed ‘non-essential.’
She also never mentioned that bonehead in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ordered eldercare facilities in his state to accept patients stricken with the virus, despite the fact that immunologists knew early on that it affects older people and those with pre-existing health conditions the worst.
Continuing, Harris did not mention that a politician from her own state — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — in February was downplaying the virus (even as Trump was closing off travel from China and taking other measures to prepare for the coming pandemic). Pelosi took a trip to Chinatown in San Francisco, which is her district, to tell citizens ‘get out, get around, have fun, nothing to worry about!’ — just because it was the opposite of what the president was saying.
And of course, Pelosi sided with the Communist Chinese against our own president, which is despicable in and of itself.
Harris went on to claim, erroneously, that the virus has struck the United States the worst. In fact, “there are several other advanced nations — including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Sweden — with a higher death rate per 100,000 residents than the U.S.,” Breitbart News noted.
It’s beyond ironic to hear Harris and Biden call out President Trump for dishonesty when she lies like it’s her job and, of course, without getting fact-checked by the mainstream media which has long been the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party.