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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters sides with Russia, China; says he trusts CCP's COVID death count

Waters said he believes "whatever people who are neutral will tell me"

August 10, 2022 3:00pm

Updated: August 10, 2022 3:51pm

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is siding with Russia and China by defending the Chinese Communist Party's COVID-19 death count and justifying Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, among other things.

"...The decisions about how to deal with the pandemic, particularly in the United States of America, were based on... bottom line and profit and all of that, and not based upon the needs of the people which is why there's a million dead you know, and in China, there's about half a dozen," Waters told CNN's Michael Smerconish in an interview that aired over the weekend.

China, where the pandemic broke out, has reported just over 24,000 COVID-related deaths to the World Health Organization, while the United States has reported more than one million deaths.

When asked why he trusts China's numbers, Waters said he believes "whatever people who are neutral will tell me." He went on to dis reporting from Fox News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and "all that other crap that's out there in the mainstream."

He also defended China's aggressive moves to control Taiwan.

"They're not encircling Taiwan. Taiwan is part of China and that's been absolutely accepted by the whole of the international community since 1948 and if you don't know that you're not reading enough, go and read about it," Rogers asserted while raising his voice.

At another point in the interview, Waters said President Joe Biden is "fueling the fire in Ukraine."

He then justified Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

"Try and figure out what the United States would do if the Chinese were putting nuclear armed missiles into Mexico and Canada," he said, claiming that is what is happening to Russia with Ukraine.

Waters, a vocal opponent of the world's only Jewish state, also criticized Israel during the interview.

"You can't say, 'Well we deserve human rights, but they don't.' That is called being supremacist and there's religious supremacy and, you know, skin color-based supremacy and political supremacy," he said. 

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