Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, has finally said what the rest of us have been thinking. On the Fox Business program, Mornings with Maria, Marcus blasted the Democrats and the mainstream media.
“I could tell you this; this whole country was tied up for two and a half months on the impeachment. Nobody Congress was doing what they had to do. Their eyes were not on where it should have been. They should have been investigating what was happening with this pandemic that started in China,” Marcus said.
Missing the Big Picture
Marcus and the host, Maria Bartiromo, were discussing how the narrow anti-Trump focus of the Left blinded them to a much larger threat to the United States.
“You are hitting on something that is really important because, for three years, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff were looking for ghosts of Russia collusion. In doing so in terms of getting the country all crazy over the potential of collusion between the president and the Russians, they completely missed the bigger, much more dangerous actor, and that is China,” Bartiromo said.
She continued, saying, “Most importantly, in my view, is China. That is the story of the day. They are continuing to eat our lunch, and downplay this virus from the get-go.”
China is at the Center of It ALL
Bartiromo makes an excellent point. The timing of the virus, arriving after a short-lived U.S.-China trade war, is suspiciously convenient. It is an election year, and what better way to hit back at President Trump than by disrupting our then-booming economy? If Trump were to lose, Democrat Joe Biden is much more likely to make economic concessions in China’s favor.
Bartiromo also touched on how dependent the U.S. is on products from China, including the ingredients for many of our prescription medications. President Trump has said on multiple occasions his intention to bring more jobs and products back to America.
In other words, it is in China’s best interests to see the U.S, economy crash and for President Trump to lose his re-election bid.
There is evidence suggesting that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may not have been entirely accidental. A November 2019 FBI report called China a “biosecurity risk” after there were multiple instances of Chinese nationals caught while attempting to smuggle dangerous pathogens into the United States.
Among the pathogens were SARS, MERS, H1N1, the bird flu, and e-coli.
Putting the Nation at Risk
Because the Left spent so much time, energy, and resources discrediting the President, they had none left to look for external threats. And, because he was forced to constantly defend himself, even President Trump must have been preoccupied.
“They were not aware of it because they were so focused — The New York Times, and The Washington Post and everybody else was so focused on the impeachment, and you know, I think that everybody including the president, his eyes were focused on it also. I think that we lost sight of what was really happening around the corner, now it caught up with us,” Marcus concluded.