President Donald Trump admitted to taking Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that is also used to treat Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, to prevent contracting the Wuhan coronavirus. Trump's political rivals, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and members of the mainstream media, have taken shots at the president for taking the drug, particularly because it hasn't been scientifically proven to be, without a doubt, effective against the virus.
But the biggest shot came from Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of China Communist Party's official publication, Global Times. According to Hu, President Trump partaking in "witchcraft" by taking Hydroxychloroquine, The Daily Mail reported.
"President Trump is leading the US's struggle against pandemic with witchcraft, and as a result, more than 90,000 people have died," Hu wrote Tuesday in a now-deleted tweet. "If it were in China, the White House would have been burned down by angry people."
It's no surprise that this kind of propaganda is coming out of the regime. Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai was pushing the idea that the Wuhan coronavirus started in the United States and spread through the U.S. military.
Hu himself pumped out other forms of propaganda. Here are just a few of his previous tweets:
Confirmed COVID-19 infection cases in the US have topped 1 million. The US government has failed its people and the world. The rulers of the US are lucky that American people can endure this. If this happened in China, people would have rebelled. pic.twitter.com/pIanKuaqSQ— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) April 28, 2020
The world’s top scientists haven’t figured out where the coronavirus originated from, but a few US intelligence officials did? Three years ago, CIA claimed its spying operations in China was dismantled, did they have informant in Wuhan lab? Don’t be President Trump’s puppet. pic.twitter.com/z1TfxdzTd8— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) May 1, 2020
The US, for its own agenda, often puts together Five Eyes Alliance and some other Western countries, pretending to be international community. It is just a small gang, with combined population much smaller than China’s or India’s. The UN is not a holding company of the US. pic.twitter.com/keHORO6v1p— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) May 2, 2020
China made a mistake initially. We never wanted to cover this up. Hubei dismissed main officials. But the bigger mistakes made by the US govt are still being covered up. You couldn't avoid bigger mistakes but accusing China of making a much smaller mistake.Aren't you embarrassed? pic.twitter.com/GcjRWYgzPG— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) May 4, 2020
The US is the first and UK the second in the COVID-19 death toll tally in the world. These two countries are proving their special relationship in this way. The two governments have the common desire to proclaim they have no responsibility for their failed pandemic control. pic.twitter.com/642THFnW0f— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) May 6, 2020
China is going to continue to do everything in their power to deflect and try to place the blame on everyone else. What's sad is Hu Xijin is just one person in the Chinese Communist Party but he's one of many who are repeatedly pushing propaganda.
China has never cared about what happened to the rest of the world. They only care about their public image.
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