Hold the PRC accountable for the “Chinese Virus”

Yesterday, the White House press corps asserted that it is “racist” for President Trump to say the novel coronavirus originated in China. Not only is such criticism counter-factual. It actually reinforces what must now be recognized as enemy propaganda.

After all, the Chinese Communist Party is no longer hiding its determination to supplant and, if necessary, defeat our nation as the world’s preeminent power. But the Party is doing everything it can to blame us for the deadly pandemic that originated in Wuhan and is now wreaking havoc globally.

Britain’s University of Southampton estimates that 95% of the damage done by the Chinese virus could have been avoided if the Communist Party had not wasted three weeks lying about its outbreak. Not only must Xi Jinping and Company be held responsible for such outrageous misconduct. They should be financially penalized for it.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.