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In a Sunday tweet directed at members of America’s mainstream establishment media, President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., savagely shamed them (again) for their continued, unrepentant promotion of the Communist Party of China’s propaganda.
The tweet was, in fact, a retweet of Julian Reichelt, a German journalist who serves as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Bild.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 19, 2020
The original tweet by Reichelt contained a video message he’d prepared in response to Chinese embassy officials complaining about Bild’s critical (versus subservient) coverage of the communist nation.
Over the span of about two-and-a-half minutes, the German journalist mercilessly exposed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his administration for their tyrannical surveillance operations and denials of freedom, their refusal to be honest and upfront about the coronavirus pandemic and their responsibility as per the pandemic’s spread.
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“Dear President Xi Jinping, your embassy in Berlin has addressed me in an open letter because we asked in our newspaper, BILD, whether China should pay for the massive economic damage the coronavirus is inflicting worldwide,” Reichelt begins in the video above.
He then proceeds to respond with five devastating points.
“First, you rule by surveillance. You wouldn’t be president without surveillance. You monitor everything, every citizen, but you refuse to monitor the diseased wet markets in your country,” he says.
“You shut down every newspaper and website that is critical of your rule, but not the stalls where bat soup is sold. You are not only monitoring your people, you are endangering them — and with them, the rest of the world.”
And he’s doing so with the tacit and sometimes even outright endorsement of congressional Democrats and some of their media allies.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 17, 2020
— Eater (@Eater) January 31, 2020
The bat thing is a racist meme btw https://t.co/7wu9ErLhs0
— Thomas #raisethebar Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) March 21, 2020
Reichelt then turns his attention to China’s notorious totalitarianism.
“Surveillance is a denial of freedom, and a nation that is not free is not creative. A nation that is not innovative does not invent anything. This is why you have made your country the world champion in intellectual property theft,” he says.
“China enriches itself with the inventions of others, instead of inventing on its own. The reason China does not innovate and invent is that you don’t let the young people in your country think freely. China’s greatest export hit (that nobody wanted to have, but which has nevertheless gone around the world) is corona.”
Meanwhile over here in the states, two years ago the “politically progressive” monthly magazine In These Times ran a piece suggesting that the president’s interest in holding China accountable for its theft is “xenophobic.”
— In These Times (@inthesetimesmag) July 11, 2018
Reichelt clearly feels otherwise.
“You, your government and your scientists had to know long ago that corona is highly infectious, but you left the world in the dark about it,” he adds as he moves on to point number three.
“Your top experts didn’t respond when Western researchers asked to know what was going on in Wuhan. You were too proud and too nationalistic to tell the truth, which you felt was a national disgrace.”
Furthermore, China’s lies were enabled by the World Health Organization, though to hear The Washington Post tell it, this indisputable assertion is a lie (it’s not). But in fairness to the Post, it did recently run a bombshell scoop on China’s Wuhan laboratory.
“The ‘Washington Post’ reports that your laboratories in Wuhan have been researching coronaviruses in bats, but without maintaining the highest safety standards,” the German journalist says as he addresses his fourth point.
“Why are your toxic laboratories not as secure as your prisons for political prisoners? Would you like to explain this to the grieving widows, daughters, sons, husbands, parents of Corona victims all over the world?”
For his final point, Reichelt exposes Jinping’s “crumbling” administration.
He says: “In your country, your people are whispering about you. Your power is crumbling. You have created an inscrutable, non-transparent China. Before corona, China was known as a surveillance state. Now, China is known as a surveillance state that infected the world with a deadly disease. That is your political legacy.”
Ouch. But he isn’t even done yet.
“Your embassy tells me that I am not living up to the ‘traditional friendship of our peoples,” he says in conclusion. “I suppose you consider it a great ‘friendship’ when you now generously send masks around the world. This isn’t friendship, I would call it imperialism hidden behind a smile – a Trojan Horse.”
“You plan to strengthen China through a plague that you exported. You will not succeed. Corona will be your political end, sooner or later.”
At the time of publication, Jinping had not yet responded. Nor, in related news, had the American news outlet CNN explained why it’d chosen last week to publish literal Chinese propaganda.
I’m horrified that CNN published this. Its literally a Chinese propaganda story. “The People’s Liberation Army Navy has done a much better job controlling coronavirus than the US Navy, according to a story posted on the PLA’s English-language website.” https://t.co/PScsaEDdKC
— Isaac Stone Fish (@isaacstonefish) April 14, 2020
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