Cruz: How Did the Washington Post Reach its Conclusion on Wuhan Despite Having All the Facts?

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Posted: May 01, 2020 6:30 PM
Cruz: How Did the Washington Post Reach its Conclusion on Wuhan Despite Having All the Facts?

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China is guilty. Most admit this. Unless you're the World Health Organization or, it turns out, The Washington Post. We know that the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and we know that the CCP covered it up for days, letting the virus travel far and wide and infect millions of people. Thanks to their incompetence and their deadly cover up, thousands of people have now succumbed to the virus, including 63,000 Americans.

More recent evidence suggests that the virus actually escaped from a Wuhan lab that failed to follow safety protocols. Washington Post's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler knows all this and shared a video from his colleague admitting as much. Yet, he concluded that it was "doubtful" that the new coronavirus was accidentally released from a Wuhan lab.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) couldn't believe that even though the WaPo was armed with all the facts, they still reached the wrong conclusion.

"The WaPo admits two separate labs in Wuhan were studying coronaviruses derived from bats," Cruz wrote on Twitter. "One lab was just 300 yards from Wuhan wet market. FACT 2: WaPo admits bats with similar coronaviruses 'live in caves 1000 miles away.'" 

He goes on to mention that the WaPo highlighted that both labs had serious safety concerns and that China destroyed the lab samples after the pandemic started.

"But what is WAPO's conclusion?" Cruz asks. “'The balance of scientific evidence strongly suggest the conclusion that the new coronavirus emerged from nature, be it in the Wuhan market or somewhere else.'” This is a non sequitur. None of the aforementioned evidence leads to that conclusion."

He later targeted the outlet's owner.

"And is it relevant that WaPo is owned by Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, who stands to make billions in China if he pleases the communist overlords? Whatever WaPo is doing, this is NOT journalism. It is apologizing for the CCP, trying to cover up their culpability."

President Trump said on Thursday that he's seen intelligence that gives him a "high degree of confidence" that the virus originated in a Wuhan lab.

China lied and people died.

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