Disinformation Coming from China, Pompeo Says

Attempts are being made to conceal reality.

During the Friday coronavirus task force briefing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was questioned about his claims that China is waging a propaganda war with the rest of the globe over the coronavirus. He also said the World Health Organization appears to be in lock-step with China, praising its efforts to contain and control the virus, although China is largely responsible for the virus spreading.

The Chinese authorities are engaged in a full-scale effort to rewrite the history of the coronavirus epidemic. Their efforts should not be dismissed, as they work to obscure the truth about the origins and details of the virus.

Secretary Pompeo criticized the Chinese Communist Party for hiding information and spreading false narratives about the coronavirus. He also criticized Beijing for its decision to expel U.S. journalists.

“The disinformation campaign that they are waging is designed to shift responsibility,” he said. “Now is not the time for recrimination. Now is the time to solve this global pandemic and work to take down the risks to Americans and people all across the world.” He accused the Chinese government of withholding information about the virus early on, leading to its spread around the world and the suffering that has resulted.

“We know that the first government to be aware of the Wuhan virus was the Chinese government… And it took an awful long time for the world to become aware of this risk that was sitting there, residing inside of China,” he said. “More information, more transparency, are what will save lives.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. government to present clear, concise and transparent information to the American public on the coronavirus.
  • For Americans to be wise and cautious in their consumption of news, and to test the sources to see if they are true.
  • For President Trump and his ongoing relationship with Chinese President Xi during these times of the pandemic.

Sources: Washington Post, Politico


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