CBS Rushes to Defend China from Blame, FNC Reports Intel Community Blames Lab

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No matter how the liberal media tried to spin it, China was to blame for unleashing the coronavirus on the world. But on Monday, CBS Evening News once again rushed to defend one of America’s adversaries by blaming President Trump for the coronavirus death toll in the U.S., and decrying how he was correctly blaming China for the pandemic’s devastation. Meanwhile, Fox News was reporting that U.S. intelligence agencies believed the virus came from a laboratory in Wuhan.

At the top of the segment, anchor Norah O’Donnell suggested that the only reason the Trump administration was blaming China was to shift blame for the rising death toll from themselves:

A draft government document projects the U.S. daily deaths could nearly double by June 1st. And it comes as President Trump and his secretary of state say there's evidence a Wuhan, China represent lab is the source of the outbreak. That's the conclusion at odds with U.S. intelligence.

It was a suggestion echoed by anti-Trump White House correspondent Ben Tracy. “Despite the U.S. now having more than twice as many deaths than any other country, President Trump continues to tout his administration's response to the pandemic,” he sneered. “He also continues to blame China for the virus and the rising death toll.”

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