Martha MacCallum was NOT putting up with the crap that Symone Sanders was spewing.
One of the most disgusting things happening during the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus is that leftists everywhere are trying to use the crisis to call President Trump racist while they stupidly parrot Chinese propaganda.
Symone Sanders, a senior advisor on Joe Biden’s campaign, was doing just that on The Story with Martha MacCallum. Sanders was criticizing the President for saying “Chinese virus” which she considers to be a “racial slur.”
MacCallum interrupted Sanders and asked why it was a problem to acknowledge where the virus originated.
Sanders responded that it was offensive to many Americans, and it was “name-calling” and “pointing fingers.”
MacCallum was not having it. She interrupted again, and this time she put Sanders on FULL BLAST.
MACCALLUM: Let’s be serious. Let’s be serious for a second here. MERS virus is M-E-R-S. Do you know why it’s called MERS? Why is it called MERS, that virus?
SANDERS: You tell me, Martha, you brought it up.
MACCALLUM: It’s called the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome because that’s where it originated. So, this idea, this sort of rabbit hole of getting into this whole issue of racism, I just think is so counter-productive to what we’re trying to do here. And I just talked to this amazing scholar on China just moments ago, who said absolutely, China, at the leadership level has tried to obfuscate and be everything but transparent since the very beginning they lied and lied and lied about this situation. So, why is it not okay to recognize where it originated?
SANDERS: This is not about if China has been forthright and forthcoming. The reality is —
MACCALLUM: Yes, it is. That’s exactly what it’s about.
SANDERS: Chinese government denied the reality — not in terms what the President of the United State is referring to this virus from the podium — the reality is, yes. The Chinese government refused to let American scientists in to research to see what was going on. That is a stark difference than what happened with the Ebola crisis, when the United States government demanded to come in into African countries, and so that is something that we should have and have to continue to push for. But my only point is — and I think the point of folks across the country that have raised an alarm or a question about this or a concern — is that they have noticed that it is offensive to them. And in times of strife, particularly when we’re dealing with a pandemic, that is currently affecting people that have had no contact with anyone overseas, there are people who —
MACCALLUM: No one is suggesting that American Chinese people are responsible. Every thinking human being who looks at this understands that the reference is to the origin of the virus and also the leadership in terms of how that virus was handled in the country of origin. So, I’m gonna leave it there.
Fox News' Martha MacCallum calls out Biden senior advisor Symone Sanders for trying to score political points on the coronavirus: “let’s be serious" pic.twitter.com/N1huVInB2m
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 19, 2020
That was a thing of beauty, right there.
Symone Sanders is literally spouting Chinese propaganda to paint Trump as racist. She must not mind being a Useful Idiot for an authoritarian regime. Or perhaps she didn’t think it through because her Trump Derangement Syndrome has impaired her ability for rational thought. Whatever the reason, she’s one of Xi’s Puppets.
I wonder what she’d think of that…