Suprise, Suprise! China Lying About COVID-19 Cases, According to US Intelligence
Brandon Martin responds, "China has one goal: to secure power for itself."
SIERRA VISTA, AZ – April 1, 2020
This morning Bloomberg News reported that U.S. Intelligence stated in a classified report to the White House that China's official COVID-19 numbers are fake and that the Chinese Communist Party is suppressing their actual case number and mortality rate data.
In response, Brandon Martin, Republican candidate for Arizona's Second Congressional District, issued the following statement:
"Surprise, surprise! Lying communist China hides actual COVID-19 numbers from the world. Why would we expect this bad actor to tell the truth? China has one goal: to secure power for itself and be the world leader. The mainstream media peddle Chinese propaganda and undermine President Trump while he's trying the secure the economy and save American lives."
This news follows a statement Mr. Martin issued on Tuesday, March 31 admonishing the American media to desist from pushing Beijing's propaganda regarding the CCP's handing of COVID-19, the text of which is as follows:
"According to official Chinese government data, 50,006 people were infected with the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan with 2,535 dying from the disease. For anyone counting the urns coming in and out of Wuhan, they will find the tallies greatly exceed the 'official' numbers reported by the Chinese Communist Party.
"Perhaps the U.S. national media and wire services should stop swallowing Chinese propaganda hook-line-and-sinker. It is disturbing to see American journalists praise Chinese officials for their crisis mastery, as though these journalists were paid-up mouthpieces for the Politburo. Journalism is about getting to the truth. Parroting press releases from China's Foreign Ministry is not journalism.
"In other news, North Korea has zero cases of COVID-19. Because they're either lying or Kim Jong-un has executed everyone infected. This is the quality of the regimes America's national media are covering for. U.S. national media must stop parroting totalitarian propaganda. The same totalitarian regimes they praise send reporters to prison - or worse - for attempting to report the truth."
About Brandon Martin:
Republican Brandon Martin is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's Second Congressional District located in Southeastern Arizona. Brandon is an Army combat veteran running to support President Trump's agenda, secure the border, and champion 2A, vets and our military, deregulation, small business, and American workers.