Weekend Wrap-Up — May 4, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up — May 4, 2020

(TargetLiberty.org) – Social media was in a tizzy this past weekend. Former President George W. Bush went viral for his call for non-partisanship. Candace Owens was temporarily suspended from Twitter for calling out Michigan’s governor. Additionally, a new DHS report alleges China downplayed COVID-19 in order to hoard medical supplies for its own use.

Bush Unifies Americans

If last weekend proved one thing, it’s that the Left’s call for “unity” is failing miserably. There are figures on the Right who do that job better. Former President George W. Bush released a video this week calling for a bipartisan response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video went viral. Former Bush fans were, of course, pleased to see him chime in from the sidelines. More surprisingly, even people on the Left were praising Bush for his call for Americans to put political differences aside and unite.

Though the country could be more unified right now, President Donald Trump was a little annoyed. He wondered where Bush’s call for non-partisanship was during the impeachment trial.

A fair question. It would be nice if he defended President Trump every once in a while. He is, after all, the leader of Bush’s party.

White House Officials: China Hoarded Supplies

The Trump administration is speaking out against China for the way it handled the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s still unclear whether the virus originated from a lab in the country, but we do know they behaved poorly once it spread. The Chinese government deliberately silenced whistleblowers and withheld crucial information about the coronavirus until it was too late.

By the time China started talking, COVID-19 was well on its way to become a pandemic. According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, it was all so China could hoard medical supplies.

Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” to ensure that it had the supplies it needed to respond. We already knew the country was troublesome, but this is irresponsible to a much larger degree.

Much of US trade relies on China, but the president is looking for ways to restart manufacturing in America. Trump officials have said we can’t ever rely on the communist government again for our medical supplies — it leaves our country too vulnerable.

Candace Owens: Another Victim of Censorship

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) is being heavily criticized for her lockdown policies. People in her state are ready to get back to work and continue on with their normal lives. Whitmer, however, isn’t listening to her constituents. Some have called her policies tyrannical and antithetical to American freedom.

Conservative political pundit Candace Owens, a staunch Trump supporter, is among those criticizing the Michigan governor. Over the weekend, the Republican tweeted her belief that Whitmer thinks she’s the socialist dictator of America and asked residents to stand up to the governor. Twitter then censored Candace and suspended her account temporarily.

While Candace’s account is back up and running, the original tweet is gone. Meanwhile, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is encouraging workers to boycott and protest, but her account isn’t suspended.

Only with Leftist censorship policies can we ask workers to keep the economy closed, but not to stand up against tyrannical and destructive economic policies.

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