Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He is a leader of the paleoconservative movement that prefaced the creation of the Constitution Party and other smaller right wing parties. Buchanan published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:
Under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump, his campaign and his party are moving to lay blame for the 80,000 U.S. dead at the feet of the Communist Party of China and, by extension, its longtime General Secretary, President Xi Jinping.
“There is a significant amount of evidence” that the virus originated in a Wuhan lab, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week.
Trump himself seemed to subscribe to the charge:
“This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center. There’s never been an attack like this… It could have been stopped in China. It should have been stopped right at the source.”
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