Mike Pence is known for his easy going presence.
But President Trump’s enemies mistake that for weakness.
And now Mike Pence made this promise that made Democrats realize everything changed.
By now there is no doubt that not only did the coronavirus originate in China, but that the Chinese government’s lies and cover-ups allowed the virus to spread across the globe and grind over 180 nations economies to a halt and kill over 350,000 people across the world.
The 2020 election will hinge on not only which candidate can best rebuild the economy, but who the American people can trust to hold China accountable for this disaster.
In an interview with Breitbart, Vice President Mike Pence made it clear that President Trump was simply waiting for the right moment to drop the hammer on China.
“China let the world down, and the World Health Organization was their willing partner in withholding from the United States and the wider world vital information about the coronavirus that would have made it possible for us to stand up a national response sooner,” Vice President Pence explained.
And in fact, the Chinese government spent January denying the Centers for Disease Control the ability to enter China and travel to Wuhan to study the virus.
The World Health Organization also repeated Chinese government lies that the coronavirus could not transmit from person to person.
Pence also pointed out that President Trump suspended travel from China except for American citizens on January 31.
“The fact that the president suspended all travel from China at the end of January is a real testament to this president’s judgment. But make no mistake about it, China will be held accountable for what the world has gone through because of their lack of transparency. We’re going to continue to demand that the World Health Organization enact the kind of reforms going forward that if the world needs to know about any potential health threat, that we’ll know in the future,” Pence said.
Pence told Breitbart that is was a matter of when and not if President Trump would confront China over the coronavirus.
“I don’t want to get out in front of what President Trump will ultimately decide, but I think we all know in this administration that we have to make sure that something like this can never happen again,” Pence continued.
“Then, there will come a time, there will come a day when we evaluate what it is that needs to be done to convince the Chinese Communist Party that there are real costs—real costs—connected to this kind of misbehavior. You know this—we say this all the time inside the United States, but around the world too, we have to hold nations accountable,” Pence concluded.
No politician in America is softer on China than Joe Biden.
Biden supported granting China most favored nation’s status and allowing China entry into the World Trade Organization.
Both of those decisions helped ship five million manufacturing jobs from America to China.
Biden’s naïve posture toward China allowed the communist government to leverage economic growth to impose an even more authoritarian rule at home and spread their influence globally.
Many Americans find the idea that Biden would forcefully confront China over the coronavirus laughable.
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