On Thursday, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) called on President Trump to “quit the inflammatory China-bashing,” and he accused the president of “tweeting lies and misinformation” in regards to the coronavirus.
The remarks from Sen. Kaine come in wake of Trump’s repeated use of the phrase “Chinese Virus” when openly discussing COVID-19.
“Quit the inflammatory China-bashing,” Kaine said while speaking during Thursday’s Senate session. “Did this virus originate in China? Yes. But that doesn’t excuse your weeks and weeks of tweeting lies and misinformation about the virus while the leaders of other nations were taking steps to make sure their populations could be safe.”
He continued, “The fact that it originated in China does not excuse the massive missteps that have led to the United States being so far behind other nations in the ability to provide testing, basic testing to citizens, including citizens who have serious signs of illness.”
“The president’s decision to call this ‘China virus’, or ‘Wuhan virus’ or other epithets that him and his team use are a crass effort to deflect blame,” Sen. Kaine declared. Video Below
As video of his speech began to circulate social media, Mr. Kaine got blasted for appearing to side with China, who has been trying to save face as a result of the global pandemic.
James Woods tweeted, “This clown could have been a heartbeat away from the presidency.Imagine him managing this catastrophe and being more worried about labels and pronouns, or whatever these pickle pushers worry about.”
“The #Trump2020Landslide is now more important than ever,” he proclaimed.
James Woods’ Official Tweet
This clown could have been a heartbeat away from the presidency. Imagine him managing this catastrophe and being more worried about labels and pronouns, or whatever these pickle pushers worry about. The #Trump2020Landslide is now more important than ever. pic.twitter.com/qZOk8pCl07
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 20, 2020
Dan Bongino responded, “You can ALWAYS count on liberals to take the side of America’s enemies when the going gets tough. They’re a disgrace.”
You can ALWAYS count on liberals to take the side of America’s enemies when the going gets tough. They’re a disgrace. 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/LiTrtfVe0h
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 19, 2020
Here are some more highly-engaged reactions to Sen. Kaine’s remarks:
Tim Kaine is a terrible leader and his son is Antifa. Is it any surprise he supports China?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 19, 2020
Me to Tim Kaine: “Read your oath. It’s not in Mandarin.” https://t.co/um5oa6BeFa
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) March 19, 2020
America to Tim Kaine: "Quit the inflammatory communist-praising." https://t.co/MblhWr6dFh
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 20, 2020
China unleashed a plague on the world, and lied about it and covered it up for weeks, resulting in a worldwide pandemic and the destruction of the global economy. And this clown wants the world to pretend that never happened? https://t.co/ofXOdKnBiH
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 19, 2020