Maria Bartiromo Floats Wackadoodle COVID Theory That Has So Many Holes


Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Monday superior a logic-defying idea that China purposely unleashed COVID-19 on the United States to oust Donald Trump from the presidency and get Joe Biden into the White House. (Watch the video under.)

Bartiromo and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) had been discussing the declare that the virus leaked from a Wuhan lab and China tried to suppress the data. But Bartiromo took it a step additional.

“I mean, is there a chance that China released this virus on America intentionally?” she requested. “Disrupt the country, get Donald Trump out, get your man in there, Joe Biden, and then cover it up?”

Wenstrup, who chairs a pandemic committee, didn’t absolutely chunk.

“Well, they certainly didn’t try to protect America, did they?” he replied. “I mean, so whether it was intentional or accidental, they seemed to be aware of it. And I could be wrong on this: President Xi was telling Donald Trump everything’s OK. And Donald Trump was repeating what President Xi said. Now Democrats call President Trump a liar, but it seems President Trump was just repeating what President Xi said. Obviously, it was more dangerous.”

There are a couple of large holes in Bartiromo’s hypothesis. Namely, the virus inflicted dying and illness worldwide, not simply within the United States, as Wenstrup himself famous, in keeping with Mediaite.

And China was hit onerous by the pandemic as nicely. So the upside for China in a far-fetched plot to unseat Trump for Biden isn’t actually obvious.

But information haven’t stopped Bartiromo from embracing or enabling conspiracy theories and pushing misinformation.

Wenstrup, who boosted claims the Chinese had been engaged on bioweapons devised from the coronavirus, accused Democrats typically and former White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci of ignoring the likelihood that the virus got here from a lab.

“I don’t understand why Dr. Fauci wouldn’t want to have the debate over whether this came from the lab or whether it came from nature,” he stated, per Mediaite.

Fauci has repeatedly expressed help for extra analysis into the origins of the virus however has doubted the lab idea.