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stated on March 26, 2020 in a Hannity show interview
Speaking of his restriction on travel from China, “I had (Joe) Biden calling me xenophobic. … He called me a racist, because of the fact that he felt it was a racist thing to stop people from China coming in.”
stated on March 18, 2020 in a press conference
“China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has been the source of a lot of these viruses like SARS, like MERS, the Swine Flu and now the coronavirus.”
stated on March 12, 2020 in a Facebook post
Says COVID-19 came to the United States in 2019.
stated on February 19, 2020 in a YouTube post
“The coronavirus was invented and patented in the USA and then planted in China.”
stated on January 27, 2020 in a Facebook post
“In ‘Resident Evil’ the Umbrella Corporation releases a virus that infects the people of Raccoon City. A biological research lab with the exact same logo as the Umbrella Corporation can be found in the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated.”
stated on February 29, 2020 in posts on Twitter and Facebook
Says Sen. Chuck Schumer deleted a Feb. 5 tweet criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to ban some forms of travel to and from China.
stated on February 18, 2020 in a YouTube post
Says 20 million Chinese converted to Islam after it’s proven that the coronavirus doesn’t affect Muslims.
stated on February 6, 2020 in a social media post
“Chinese people eat human baby soup to improve health.”
stated on January 24, 2020 in a website post
"CORONAVIRUS: Reports of 10,000 DEAD in Wuhan, China."
stated on January 22, 2020 in a Facebook post
Says a coronavirus patent expired just as there is a "sudden outbreak" and, despite "media fear-mongering," there is already a vaccine available.
stated on December 26, 2019 in an image on Facebook
"China produces 90% of the world’s carbon emissions pollution."
stated on December 20, 2019 in a Democratic presidential primary debate
"They banned face masks in Hong Kong. Why? Because they have AI technology that now is using facial recognition to identify protesters if they so much as do anything on the street, so they can follow up with them and detain them later."
stated on September 12, 2019 in a Facebook post
Ivanka Trump’s shoe line is made in China but is exempt from tariffs.
stated on September 9, 2019 in a rally in Fayetteville, N.C.
China has "had now the worst year in 57 years."
stated on August 27, 2019 in an interview
The Amazon rainforest fires are "directly related to trade" tensions between the United States and China.
stated on July 12, 2019 in an interview
U.S. farmers are receiving $16 billion "out of the tariffs that we’ve gotten from China."
stated on June 11, 2019 in a campaign speech
"In the Obama-Biden administration, we got China to cut cyber-theft -- it's gotten significantly worse under this administration."
stated on May 11, 2019 in an interview
China’s developing country status in the World Trade Organization "means they can tariff and embargo."
stated on April 27, 2019 in a rally
"We have been losing to China for many years, $500 billion a year.
stated on March 7, 2019 in a Facebook post
Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, "We’ll never have to worry about China attacking us! They are 12 hours ahead, so we’ll have plenty of time to shoot down their missiles!"