A 57-page memo urged GOP campaigns to blame China for the coronavirus pandemic and insist the term ‘Chinese virus’ isn’t racist
- The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent GOP campaigns a 57-page messaging strategy that urged Republican candidates to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a document obtained by Politico.
- The memo said candidates should blame their opponents for not being tough on China and called for them to reject claims that calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” is racist.
- The document, created by strategist Brett O’Donnell, said candidates should not defend the president’s handling of the pandemic, and to pivot to blaming the Chinese government if Trump’s response is questioned.
- The NRSC distributed the report but did not commission it, according to Politico.
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The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent GOP campaigns a 57-page document that urged them to blame China for creating the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the memo, published Friday by Politico.
A “short version” of the plan listed at the beginning of the document outlines how Republican senatorial candidates should refer to the pandemic.
“China caused this pandemic by covering it up, lying, and hoarding the world’s supply of medical equipment,” the document, which had been created by Virginia-based political communications firm Brett O’Donnell & Associates, read.”China is an …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]