Politicians' response to the Wuhan coronavirus is a bit of a headscratcher. China lied about the virus, did everything in their power to keep the rest of the world from finding out, all in a move to protect their public image (as if it was stellar to begin with). Instead of listening to Taiwan's warnings about this virus and the impact it could have on the globe, the World Health Organization turned a blind eye. Back in January the WHO even went so far as to say the coronavirus was not transmitted from human-to-human. We quickly found out that was a lie and that the WHO was covering for the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, the WHO disagreed with President Donald Trump when he halted flights to and from China as a means of preventing the spread of the virus.
When the president announced earlier this week that he was suspending the United States' funding for the organization, Democrats became irate. Apparently they think the WHO is doing great work. It's like they missed the memo and the blatant disregard that took place at the beginning of this pandemic (back when it was just an epidemic).
Not only did Bill and Melinda Gates oppose the suspension, but so did former Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Apparently the WHO is really doing the people's work, at least in Hillary's mind.
.@WHO is on the front lines of this pandemic, providing advice, training, and equipment crucial to saving lives—including Americans’.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 15, 2020
Cutting their funding is not only dangerous—Trump doesn’t have the authority to do it. He should know: violating spending laws got him impeached.
But people were quick to point out the WHO's failure and Clinton's partisan blinders that created this "hot take."
And from those front lines, they advised the world that coronavirus didnt have human-to-human transmission and travel restrictions were bad.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 15, 2020
Thank God we have a President who didnt listen to their terrible advice... thousands more Americans would be dead.
The fact that you have to disagree with Trump on literally everything, even when he's clearly right, shows just how pathetically partisan you are. Terrible trait for a leader.— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) April 15, 2020
I hope China sees this, Karen.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 15, 2020
Democrats are now the party of China.— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) April 15, 2020
Defending an organization controlled by China is such a Democrat thing to do.— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) April 15, 2020
The WHO failed to mention the fact that the coronavirus was transmitted from human-to-human and Hillary's response: pic.twitter.com/yu2kOPy3h1— Beth Baumann (@eb454) April 16, 2020
What this pandemic has shown is that Democrats are still willing to put their partisanship at the forefront of all of their major decisions if it means opposing Trump. They've put the American people at greater risk all because they want to get back at the president. Just look at what happened when there was the bipartisan, bicameral stimulus agreement. Nancy Pelosi came in at the last minute and blew the whole thing up for a leftist wish list.
Editor's Note: Want to support Townhall so we can keep telling the truth about China and the virus they unleashed on the world? Join Townhall VIP and use the promo code WUHAN to get 25% off VIP membership!