On Tuesday, The Chinese Communist Party-operated propaganda newspaper Global Times called out former Democrat President Barack Obama for “neglect for life and human rights” for reportedly planning a large 60th birthday party on this weekend.
Initial reports claimed that the Obama family is planning a massive party at their Martha’s Vineyard mansion with around 700 high-profile guest list and around 200 staff to serve the high-profile guests. Many Obama supporters including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Obamas by claiming the party would be an outdoor event and the family had hired a “health expert” to ensure all guidelines are followed.
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the Obamas are planning to “scale back” the party and limit it only to close friends and family.
The Obama party news came just after The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new guideline advising everyone to wear face masks regardless of their vaccination status.
The Global Times called out the Obama family and their party plans as “defying public health experts and evidence” and that America’s ideology of individual rights and freedom is inferior to that of Chinese communist authoritarianism.
“For Obama, hosting a birthday party is aimed at showing off his former glory as president and a manifestation of the idea that Americans are ‘free’ to do whatever they want,” the newspaper suggested. “Obama once blasted former President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, but he himself is not setting a better example by following the rules.”
“Holding large gatherings even while in the grip of the pandemic seems to be embedded in the DNA of Americans, on July 4, US President Joe Biden welcomed around 1,000 people to the White House to mark the country’s Independence Day and to tout his administration’s ‘achievements in fighting the pandemic.”
You can read the full article here: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1230480.shtml
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