Think Tank Leader Places Virus Blame on U.S.

  • 2020-03-19
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Think Tank Leader Places Virus Blame on U.S.

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The head of the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, has placed the blame not only on China but on the United States, as well. The leader of the organization has been known to make anti-Trump statements in the past.

According to The Daily Wire:

On Thursday morning, Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, decided to load the blame for the coronavirus on America, tweeting, “Yes, the #coronavirus crisis had its origins in China-both its wet market & its initial coverup-but China cannot be blamed for our own months of denial, the lack of protective gear, tests & ventilators, & the failure still to require social distancing throughout the entire US.”
 


Last October Haass accused President Trump of “sowing the seeds of violence.” He stated that Trump was “not allowing Congress to play its legitimate constitutional role, by attacking the deep state, by going after the independence of judges, the independence of the media, by not allowing people to testify. That is what is undermining the political system.”

He continued, “What we are seeing here in the United States is an attempt to stop the legitimate processes of government, to undermine the legitimate organs of government in order to protect the president. This is dangerous, and what you’re getting at, also this is sowing the seeds of violence. If you delegitimize government, if you delegitimize what is normal, then you’re creating a space for something else, and the something else is either extra-constitutional political activity or even worse in some ways violence. That is what we’re beginning to see here.”

In May 2018, Haass slammed President Trump for exiting the Iran nuclear deal, snapping, “On balance it does virtually nothing that’s good. It reinforces the notion that we are something of a rogue country.”

 

Haass timeline can be rebutted by this World Health Organization tweet from mid-January:

In May 2018, Haass slammed President Trump for exiting the Iran nuclear deal, snapping, “On balance it does virtually nothing that’s good. It reinforces the notion that we are something of a rogue country.”

It wasn't until January 30th that the WHO declared a health emergency.

 Source: TTN

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