A Chinese-media official took to social media on Thursday to call U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a “bitch.” Twice.
China Daily EU Bureau Chief Chen Weihua took exception to Blackburn expressing her appreciation to President Trump for banning cotton produced by forced Uyghur labor, saying the U.S. “will not support companies that profit off of slave labor.”
The Chinese Communist government has long been criticized for its treatment of the ethnic minority group.
In a follow-up tweet, Blackburn said, “China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change,” which prompted Weihua to fire back: “This is the most racist and ignorant US Senator I have seen. A lifetime bitch.”
This is the most racist and ignorant US Senator I have seen. A lifetime bitch.
— Chen Weihua （陈卫华） (@chenweihua) December 3, 2020
China Daily is a state-run English-language daily newspaper owned by the Chinese Communist Party.
Weihua doubled down on calling Blackburn a “bitch,” dropping a single word tweet as well. Blackburn responded to that tweet by calling the media official “a puppet” of China President Xi Jinping and suggesting the communists excel at “slaughtering populations.”
“From Tiananmen Square to Uyghur genocide, Communist China is an expert at slaughtering populations,” Blackburn tweeted. “America will not bow down to sexist communist thugs.”
Chen, you’re a puppet in Xi Jinping’s delusional China dream for global domination. From Tiananmen Square to Uyghur genocide, Communist China is an expert at slaughtering populations. America will not bow down to sexist communist thugs. https://t.co/PrRyTlpnFc
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) December 3, 2020
Blackburn drew the ire of Chinese officials in May when she asked her colleagues in the Senate not to take meetings with officials from Chinese companies in response to the likelihood that Beijing worked to hide the effects of the COVID-19 and exacerbate its global spread.
“Blacklisting China in Congress mirrors punitive steps the executive branch has already taken,” the senator wrote in a letter. “Denying China an opportunity to spread Communist propaganda in congressional offices sends a warning shot to Beijing that Congress will not tolerate Beijing’s misinformation war over the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Remarkable — or not — many of the left sided with the “sexist communist thugs” over Blackburn, in a large part because she’s a Republican.
Not that she didn’t have her share of support… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 3, 2020
Chen just got whupped by a southern gal. https://t.co/TvpN1E7xJz
— Doug Parsons (@dougp1480) December 3, 2020
Its really just the tip of the iceberg… https://t.co/eHUJJCyXcv
— Frank Gaffney (@frankgaffney) December 3, 2020
My favorite US Senator.
Go Marsha! https://t.co/rn3I665FQi
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) December 3, 2020
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 3, 2020
A United States Senator is fighting with a Chinese state media correspondent for…reasons. https://t.co/LVvxmfJy5e
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) December 3, 2020
Say it again for the people in the back!
— Amy Miller (@ThatAmyMiller) December 3, 2020
Wow China will learn fast that American women do not stand quietly by!
— Valerie (@ValerieV7261) December 4, 2020
I would be hanging this tweet in my office if i were you. This is better than any endorsement . You know your doing good when the Chinese government is reacting this way to you.
— Ben (What’s Kracken) Rios (@benrios21) December 3, 2020
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