China is getting slammed left and right with criticism for how they’re handling the pandemic and accusations of providing false statistics. Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Bill Hagerty, went all in to suggest China is acting like criminals and participating in the “greatest cover-up in human history.”
And still, to this day, we have no idea what the true statistics are, how long they were truly dealing with the outbreak, or even what the actual cause may be. There are reports suggesting information for all of the above, but many people are very concerned that the information they read is not accurate because they simply do not trust China with anything at this point.
Jeff Poor had Hagerty on his show, “The Jeff Poor Show,” and that’s where Hagerty laid it all out on China, giving his most honest analysis of the situation. And quite frankly, it’s not surprising that China is being targeted. After all, this is all their fault.
Hagerty said, “China was behind every tree and under every rock… You think about their Belt and Road Initiative. You think about the things they are trying to accomplish there. They’re basically and use their economic might to make very strategic positioning all along critical trade routes. And they have built a military powerhouse out there while many previous administrations have watched. President Trump has taken a very different approach to this, and it was my great honor to serve as his representative in Japan as we began to build the bulkhead there and really watch an important strategy with the Japanese to push back and make the United States the partner of choice in that region.”
“But I’ve worked with China and seen how they operate for years. And I can tell you, what they’re trying to do right now with this Wuhan virus is the crime of the century in my view… I think it’s the greatest cover-up in human history. When they tried to act like it didn’t come there — they even said the United States, our military somehow put it there. It’s just unbelievable. We know the virus started there. We know it was their efforts to try to hide it, to not disclose it to the rest of the world. It cost Chinese lives. Now it has gotten out. It cost lives, and it has cost economic damage all around the world. The Chinese are playing what I believe is a public relations game, and what they should have been playing is working hard on public health.”
Hagerty is a a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.
The Jeff Poor Show can be found here.