Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday, April 13, defended President Donald Trump over his response to the CCP Virus (coronavirus) outbreak, saying the president “made the right decision based on the circumstances” and “acted responsibly.”

In a series of tweets, Graham pointed out circumstances surrounding President Trump’s early actions to response to the crisis.

“Let me see if I’ve got this right: The World Health Organization in January says no human-to-human transmission in China. Don’t stop travel to and from China,” Graham tweeted. 

The World Health Organization relied on information from Chinese health authorities and announced on Jan. 14 that they “have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.” The organization later also criticized President Trump for issuing the China travel ban. 

Democrats and the mainstream media recently blamed the president for not shutting down the country earlier to stem the spread of the virus. 

“The U.S. is in the middle of a presidential impeachment trial and President @realdonaldTrump is supposed to shut the entire economy down?” Graham asked. “I wonder what Democrats would have said about this move during the height of the Senate impeachment trial?”

“Also remember Democrats were pushing hard to extend impeachment in early February by calling additional witnesses to the Senate trial. Clearly, Democrats were not concerned about #COVID19 hurting the country when they were pushing an extension the Senate impeachment trial,” he added.

Graham referred to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who held off the impeachment articles for nearly a month before sending them to the Senate, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) who called for additional witnesses. 

“Some on the right claim President Trump overreacted. Some on the left say he was slow to react,” Graham concluded. “Based on my view, he made the right decision based on the circumstances. President Trump acted responsibly.”

While the mainstream media describes President Trump as a “dictator” with his “botched response” to the virus crisis that made America the hardest-hit country in the world, a newly released figure of the CCP Virus fatalities for population appeared to demonstrate that the president’s response worked.

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