A Nebraska Republican senator has spoken out about the Chinese Communist Party’s deceit to the rest of the world, and how the coronavirus is much worse than what they are admitting. They hid the spread of the virus from the rest of the world for weeks, and as a result it has taken off around the globe.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) spoke to host Shannon Bream on “Fox News @ Night,” and said the United States is not getting the full picture about the coronavirus, called COVID-19, “heck no,” he told Bream.
Sasse blames the spread of the virus from Wuhan, Hubei Province, to the rest of the world, on the shoulders of the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping.
“Lying is not a bug in the Chinese system, it’s a feature of the Chinese system. Surveillance of their people is not a bug, it’s a feature of their system. Xi [Jinping], you can’t believe what he says because his interests are in the Communist Party, not in the good of his own people or the people around the world,” Sasse noted.
Sasse believes the deceit by the Party stems from, “an adage now in China where everybody supplicates and bows before Chairman Xi.”
“And, Xi wants to pretend that he can control everything. He couldn’t control this so he hid it for over a month and now people all over the world are dying because of how fast it spread,” he told Bream.
According to The Associated Press China on Tuesday reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68 of them in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic was first detected in December. The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths. Many experts believe these figures to be way below the true count, as many individuals including doctors have managed to get videos out to the rest of the world of the dismal scenes happening, especially in Wuhan.
To date, the pandemic has killed over 2,700 and more than 80,000 are sickened worldwide. South Korea now has the second-most cases in the world with 1,146, including 10 deaths, with the United States reporting 57 cases.
With regard to funding requested of Congress by President Trump, Sasse said President Trump is “certainly right to be seeking emergency funding right now.” Regarding Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s criticism that the administration was “too little, too late.” Sasse responded, “We have an emergency.”
What is his alternative? What’s his constructive plan?” Sasse questioned further.
The president took to Twitter on Tuesday, saying, “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer is complaining, for publicity purposes only, that I should be asking for more money than $2.5 Billion to prepare for Coronavirus. If I asked for more he would say it is too much. He didn’t like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!”
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer is complaining, for publicity purposes only, that I should be asking for more money than $2.5 Billion to prepare for Coronavirus. If I asked for more he would say it is too much. He didn’t like my early travel closings. I was right. He is incompetent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2020