Days after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ripped President Trump for what she called "racist rhetoric" toward China, a top ambassador from the country is agreeing with her sentiment.
H/T: Washington Examiner
“The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis,” Clinton said on Twitter. “Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.”
The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
Don't fall for it. Don't let your friends and family fall for it.
Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian cited Clinton's tweet in a response on Friday that said: “It is true. Justice always speak loudly.”
It is true. Justice always speak loudly. https://t.co/kZjcYccFPg— Chinese Ambassador to South Africa (@AmbLINSongtian) March 20, 2020
“This disinformation campaign, which began when we began to call out this risk that was created not only for the Chinese people, but now we can see people all across the world, where the Chinese government knew about this risk, had identified it," said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this week. "They were the first to know, and they wasted valuable days at the front end, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to leave Wuhan to go to places like Italy that's now suffering so badly.”
.@SecPompeo on China and #COVID19: They tried to suppress this information instead of trying to actually do the work to suppress the virus, which is what the world demanded. The Chinese Communist Party didn’t get it right and put countless lives at risk as a result of that. pic.twitter.com/bxUMnHPvQm— Department of State (@StateDept) March 20, 2020