Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday when he warned about the coronavirus It can spread quickly around the world After China abandoned its strict measures related to the virus.
The former Trump official told radio host John Katsimatidis Sunday morning that Xi will “infect millions more” because the Chinese population — facing another surge in infections — is now free to travel.
He even recalled frightening scenes from Italy in 2020 — before vaccines were developed — where hospitals were overwhelmed with people seeking medical help for the disease.
“You remember those pictures from Milan when the hospitals were full, the morgues were full. It looks like we might have as many as a million — a million, John — a million infected Chinese,” Pompeo said on WABC 770 AM’s “Cat Roundtable.”
“Fifty percent of its population is traveling. There is no reason why we should allow the Chinese to do it again, to send infected Chinese people all over the world knowingly infecting people all over the world.”
The Chinese government recently lifted its strict coronavirus policies and is now racing to catch new mutated virus strains that have caused cases to spread rapidly. The country likely faces a million cases per day, according to one analysis, Bloomberg report on Dec. 22 said.
about half passengers on two flights From China to Milan a few days ago tested positive for COVID.
The United States will begin requiring travelers from China to show evidence of a negative COVID test before they board Starting January 5th.
Pompeo urged world leaders, including the United States, to prevent Xi from allowing Chinese citizens to infect others around the world.
“Xi got away with this once. I regret that he was not held accountable,” Pompeo said. He has not been held accountable. We still have to do this for the 6 million people who died between the spring of 2020 and today.
Just like in the spring of 2020 [when] He’s sent people around the world he knew were infected, and he’s doing the same darn thing again. It will infect millions more. We shouldn’t let that happen.”
Pompeo during his radio interview with Catsimatidis criticized another world leader – Russian President Vladimir Putin Like the war in Ukraine Less than two months to a full year of fighting.
Pompeo doesn’t believe either side is about to strike a peace deal, and has eviscerated Putin for the way he has tried to terrorize Ukrainian citizens.
“I don’t think we’re close to any agreement at this point,” said Pompeo, a potential presidential candidate in 2024. “They both think they can fight and negotiate from a better position.” Why Putin thinks I do not understand. Every time he said, ‘I’ll be better a month from now,’ he was worse off.”
He said that Putin’s invasion resulted in the deaths of nearly 100,000 of his soldiers while he gained only a small amount of land.
“A few days ago, more than a hundred more missiles were fired at major cities, trying to terrorize the Ukrainian people… This is evil,” Pompeo said.
I hope that the Ukrainians will continue to be supported by the Europeans [who] We’re going to make sure… that we don’t just give them the weapons they need, [but] The energy and food they need to continue fighting for their homeland and sovereignty.”
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