Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the George H.W. Bush Commemorative Center in Midland, Texas for a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP)
Predictably, Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) to Sen. Chris Murphy (CT) have trashed President Trump over his decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization over the deceptive role they played in China’s cover-up of the spread of Wuhan coronavirus, including on critical information about how the virus was transmitted.
Failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was another who took to the Twitter machine to express her outrage, gushing in support of WHO while invoking Trump’s impeachment in her criticism of his actions:
.@WHO is on the front lines of this pandemic, providing advice, training, and equipment crucial to saving lives—including Americans’.
Cutting their funding is not only dangerous—Trump doesn’t have the authority to do it. He should know: violating spending laws got him impeached.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 15, 2020
Understandably, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had some questions for Clinton in response to her tweet:
Does it matter that the WHO was helping the Chinese Communist Party cover up the Wuhan outbreak? And falsely saying there was “no human-to-human transmission”? https://t.co/9c9Zr1yzQV
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 16, 2020
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Clinton to answer Cruz’s questions, though, because this is not about principle to her. It’s about lashing out because Orange Man Bad.
Also, remember that just a month ago Hillary Clinton was almost quite literally parroting Chinese government propaganda against Trump about how the president was a “racist” for using the term “Chinese virus” to describe the Wuhan coronavirus.
Acting in the role of an apologist for a global organization that participated in the deliberate cover-up of a deadly disease in concert with a communist country is a really bad look for a former presidential nominee, but Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to help herself.