Secretary of State Mike Pompeo really hates being challenged by female reporters, and he lashed out at one again on Wednesday for pointing out that most nations dismiss this administration’s claim that coronavirus was released by a Chinese lab.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in over 70,000 deaths in the United States and over 1.1 million infected. President Donald Trump recklessly responded to the crisis, so now he and his officials are trying to blame anyone and anything for it so he can shirk responsibility.
One of the ways Trump has tried to shift blame is to claim that China manufactured the virus in the Wuhan lab and released it to wreak havoc on the world.
The problem is that science would be able to determine if the virus was man-made and other nations do not believe that China manufactured this virus, nor do they believe China is to blame for it.
In fact, the most likely explanation is that coronavirus was transferred naturally from an animal to a human and then spread from there.
While Trump and his flying monkeys insist upon spreading the conspiracy theory, intelligence officials from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have rejected it.
“We think it’s highly unlikely it was an accident,” a diplomatic official said in a statement. “It is highly likely it was naturally occurring and that the human infection was from natural human and animal interaction.”
Pompeo and Trump don’t like to be confronted with facts, nor do they like being contradicted. But a reporter did just that by noting the lack of support for their “China created the virus” conspiracy theory.
Just like in January when a female journalist schooled him by pointing out Ukraine on a blank map, Pompeo snapped.
“Your efforts to spend your whole life trying to drive a little wedge between senior American officials, it’s just, it’s just, it’s just false!” he said.
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Pompeo to reporter: “Your efforts to spend your whole life trying to drive a little wedge between senior American officials, it’s just, it’s just, it’s just false.” pic.twitter.com/Ent2pmn3BQ
— The Hill (@thehill) May 6, 2020
Pompeo is pathetic and has thin skin just like Trump. It’s no wonder why the world no longer respects us.
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