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Gingrich: ‘If the Chinese Had Been Honest’ About Coronavirus, ‘95% of This Would Have Disappeared’

By Craig Bannister | March 30, 2020 | 10:25am EDT
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"If the Chinese had been honest, and if the Chinese had intervened at the beginning, I think that 95 percent of this would have disappeared," former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “Life, Liberty and Levin” Host Mark Levin on Sunday.

"And that wasn't just my judgment: There was a British university that looked at it and said what the Chinese did dramatically expanded the problem," Gingrich said, in an interview discussing the two trillion dollar relief bill recently approved by Congress.

"This disease came from China," Gingrich added. "This is China's fault. All of us are suffering because the dictatorship in China allowed this to happen."

“I think this is exactly like World War II. We are in a global problem caused by the Chinese,” Gingrich said, warning that China is not America’s friend, but actually its enemy.

Levin agreed, noting how China threatened to stop providing the U.S. with vital drugs and even launched a propaganda campaign – in which America’s liberal media have been complicit – attempting to blame the U.S. for the coronavirus:

“China threatened to cut off our drugs, of which many of them, up to 80 percent of them, rely in part, directly or indirectly, on China – and then they blame the United States military, they have this huge propaganda campaign, which, by the way, many in the media are very receptive to, I might add.”

Both Gingrich and Levin voiced support for a bill proposed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) designed to incentivize pharmaceutical companies to move manufacturing out of the hostile regime, either to the U.S. or an ally.

Ultimately, the U.S. needs to establish total manufacturing independence regarding all items essential to national security, they agreed.

On Sunday, Sen. Cotton said the Chinese Communist Party “is still lying today” about the severity of the country’s coronavirus pandemic, Fox News reports:

“You see it again today. So, for instance, China says they have no more new cases, no more new deaths, yet they just closed all movie theaters nationwide only a few days after having opened them up,” he told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” adding that Wuhan mortuaries also tell a different story from government officials.

“They say they’ve only had 2,500 cases that resulted in deaths or so, yet a single mortuary has ordered more than 5,000 urns. You can look at these basic facts to know that the Chinese Communist Party is still lying today, as they were in December and January, and that’s why what could have been a local problem in Wuhan turned into a global pandemic from which more than 2,000 Americans have now died.”

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