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Newt Gingrich accuses Biden, Harris of parroting Chinese propaganda on race in America

'The American president and vice president are doing as much damage to the U.S. as any propaganda campaign I can remember,' former House speaker says.

Updated: April 23, 2021 - 1:06pm

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is accusing President Biden and Vice President Harris of conducting a "propaganda campaign" that parrots the same messages about systemic racism in America that Communist China has delivered.

In an interview with Just the News, Gingrich said the messages Biden and Harris gave after the Derek Chauvin trial verdict matched those offered by Chinese diplomats at a contentious meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, with U.S. officials last month.

It was a missed chance, Gingrich said, for Biden to celebrate a jury verdict that showed the American judicial system worked in convicting Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

"I thought it was an amazing moment; he could have come out, he could have said, the system works," Gingrich said in an interview broadcast Thursday on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "A jury met of 12 good Americans, and they reached what they thought was the right decision. And that is such a strong contrast with Russia, or China or Iran or Venezuela."

"Instead, he and Vice President Harris came out and basically made the day for the Chinese communists, who basically had given the same speech in Anchorage to the American secretary of state," he added. "It was astonishing when you understate the clips from Harris and Biden, run them all around the world. And you don't have to worry about the Chinese propagandists, the American president and vice president are doing as much damage to the U.S. as any propaganda campaign I can remember."

Gingrich said the Biden administration's argument that America suffers from systemic racism that affects its reputation across the world is undercut by the very crisis it is facing at the southern border, where migrants from all over the world are fighting to get into the United States.

"Somehow we're supposed to be told that this is really something that we should be ashamed of," he said. "The other point I would just make is if there's so much systemic racism, how come so many people want to come to America from all around the world? I don't think the average person in El Salvador says, 'You know, I don't think I better go to America because after all, they have all that systemic racism.' I think they think we're nuts."

The former speaker said he believes the Democrats' incessant criticism of the United States and the behavior of the news media  is insulting the patriotic instincts of most Americans and can become a powerful issue for Republicans in the 2022 elections.

"They're too deeply committed to a sort of woke version of life," he said of the mainstream news media. "And the very people they have hired are so I think out of touch with reality. ... In the long run, I actually do believe facts matter. And I do believe that the average American, despite every effort of the left to brainwash us, the average American continues to move in the right direction and continues to look at all this stuff, measure it and then figure out themselves what exactly we should be doing. So I'm an optimist. I think in the long run, all of the liberal lies will fail. And in the long run it is the truth that will, in fact, set us free."

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