Communist Chinese Media Says Trump “Paid the Price” By Getting COVID-19

( Chinese state-controlled media appeared to mock and deride President Donald Trump on Friday following the news that he had contracted the Chinese coronavirus. Communist-run media outlets claimed that the president had “paid the price” by contracting the virus.

Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a newspaper that is run by the Chinese state, said that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attempted to “play down the COVID-19” and that the news shows the severity of the pandemic in the United States.

“President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19. The news shows the severity of the US’ pandemic situation,” Hu Xijin said. “It will impose a negative impact on the image of Trump and the US, and may also negatively affect his reelection.”

The tweet, however, has since been deleted.

The severity of the pandemic in communist China is still unknown as the nation’s authoritarian government refused to provide accurate data about infections in the country. What we do know about China, however, is that in the early days of the outbreak, the government sent local authorities to barricade people in their homes.

How can a media outlet associated with a government that treated people like this attempt to claim moral superiority over President Donald Trump?

After deleting the tweet, the Chinese reporter retweeted a post that said, “Saddened to learn #President and the #FirstLady of the #US tested positive. Hope they both have a speedy recovery and will be fine.”

President Donald Trump is currently in self-isolation in the White House. The media has reported that he and First Lady Melania Trump are experiencing “mild” symptoms, and speculation is rife that the president will address the nation soon.

The Chinese coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan, and the Chinese government destroyed lab samples of the violence, censored the media and reporters, and didn’t accurately report information about the spread of the disease.