At some point you have to begin to wonder - who do some of these politicians work for? Do they work for the people in the United States that they're supposed to represent? Or do they work for foreign entities, covering up for their messes?
Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on Monday in which he referred to COVID-19 as "this European virus attack."
"If you had said when we started this, yes we have more cases than anyone else, yes we had this European virus attack us and nobody expected it," Cuomo said. "But we are not only going to change our trajectory, we're going to change the trajectory more dramatically than anyplace else in the nation."
In the interest of actual journalism, if you look at the entire context of Cuomo's statements from Monday, Cuomo briefly admits that the virus originated in China, but he does his best to place the origin for what the U.S. is experiencing in Europe.
Here's part of what Cuomo said word for word, according to a transcript on the governor's website:
We had the virus that attacked us from Europe. The virus was coming, they now say, the experts now say, the geniuses now say, the virus came from Europe in January and February. And you know what? No one knew. No one knew with all the sophistication, with all the public health organizations, with that whole alphabet soup of agencies, nobody knew the virus was coming from Europe. Everybody's looking at China, and the virus is coming from Europe. Why? Because by the time we moved, the virus traveled from China to Europe. And then people are getting on flights from Europe coming to New York, 2 million travelers. 2 million travelers came from Europe. We had no idea. So New York, the east coast, people were landing at JFK. They were landing at Newark Airport, and that's where the virus came from, January, February, March. Nobody knew. European travel ban goes into effect mid-March, it's too late. It was already here.
"...the virus traveled from China to Europe."
That was the extent to which Cuomo admitted that the virus originated in China and traveled to Europe. But in the passage above, you saw the New York governor use "Europe" or "European" a total of eight times. That's not counting the rest of his address in which he said "Europe" or "European" another three times. The only times he mentioned China were in the quote above.
Let's clear this up for those in the cheap seats. This novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, originated in Wuhan, China.
A Senior Intelligence Source tells me there is agreement among most of the 17 Intelligence agencies that COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan lab. The source stressed that the release is believed to be a MISTAKE, and was not intentional.— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) May 2, 2020
The communist Chinese government must eventually have to answer for their ineptness if, in fact, the release of the virus wasn't intentional.
For Cuomo's comments from Monday in full context, watch below: