(PoliticalLookout.Com)- Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders got schooled by Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum on Wednesday over the socialist senator’s attempt to politicize the coronavirus outbreak. MacCallum took Sanders to task over the claim that referring to the virus as “Chinese,” which it is, is a “racial slur.”
The claim made by the Sanders campaign has been echoed by many other Democrats, Democrat voters, and journalists in recent days.
“A leader has to lead from the front, and so what President Trump came out and some of what he announced today was good, but the reality is he also stood at the podium and called the coronavirus, COVID-19, what I would suggest is a racial slur. It’s something that is offensive,” the Sanders campaign advisor told MacCallum.
She was soon cut off, however, when the Fox News anchor asked, “Why? Why is that?”
“Why would it be, to call it a Chinese virus when it originated in China? Why is that a problem?” MacCallum probed.
Sanders, parroting the same line as other far-left ideologues, simply reminded MacCallum that it is somehow offensive.
“It is something that is offensive to many Americans and so that reality is, instead of name-calling, instead of pointing fingers, instead of talking about poll numbers, let’s just talk about what we can get done.”
Sanders didn’t answer the question and did not offer an alternative origin for the virus. If it is offensive to label the virus Chinese, then where do Sanders and others like her believe the virus came from?
“Let’s be serious for a second here,” the anchor hit back. “You know, the MERS virus is M E R S. Do you know why it’s called MERS? Why is it called MERS, that virus?” she asked.
Sanders clearly didn’t know, and you can see for yourself. It’s painful!
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum calls out Biden senior advisor Symone Sanders for trying to score political points on the coronavirus: “let’s be serious” pic.twitter.com/N1huVInB2m
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 19, 2020
MacCallum informed the adviser, politely of course, that MERS stands for “Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.