- - Friday, June 18, 2021

Last Saturday, former President Donald Trump released a statement that said, “Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?” The statement went on to list specific points, ranging from the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a treatment for COVID-19 to the “Russian bounties” story to the need to reopen schools. And you know what? He was right. And so were we. 

We were right about the efficacy of HCQ as a treatment for COVID-19. A new study “found that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, along with zinc, could increase the coronavirus survival rate by as much as nearly 200% if distributed at higher doses to ventilated patients with a severe version of the illness,” according to Yahoo! News. Big Tech should not have canceled – and should not continue canceling – those who tout HCQ and its benefits. 

We were right about the origins of the COVID-19 virus. When even liberal icon Jon Stewart chooses to joke about the origins of the coronavirus — and mock those who insist it was born naturally, when “a pangolin kissed a turtle” – you know you’ve hit pay dirt. 

We were right about Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son. As a recent New York Post article reported, in 2015 Hunter brought his then-vice president father to a dinner at Washington’s trendy Café Milano with Ukrainian, Russian, and Kazakhstani business associates. 

We were right about Blue State lockdowns – they didn’t work. As Victor Joecks wrote, “From coronavirus deaths to unemployment rate to vaccination distribution, states led by Republican governors have outperformed states run by Democrats.”  

We were right about the need to reopen schools. Right from the start, we noted the very small chance that school-age children could be severely affected by the coronavirus, and we argued that the damage done by masking and then pulling children out of in-person class was greater than the risk of contracting the virus.

It took the CDC until January of this year to acknowledge that, as NPR reported, “Data from K-12 schools that reopened for in-person instruction in the fall show little evidence that schools contributed meaningfully to the spread of COVID-19. … The overview from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, authored by three of its scientists, represents the clearest view year of the facts behind what has become a heated debate over when and how schools should reopen.” 

We were right about critical race theory being a disaster for our schools. As Dan Henninger wrote for The Wall Street Journal, “A core goal of the American founding was to mitigate the imposition of ideas by factions without first running them through the democratic process. Such as elected school boards. With these beyond-debate, race-based ideological impositions on K-12 students, the left is risking dangerous divisions in U.S. society, not least a drift into a kind of psychological resegregation.”  

We were right about Mr. Trump’s Southern Border security strategy being successful. All one needs to do to see proof of that is look at the crisis we now have on the border, a direct result of Mr. Biden’s decision to overturn Mr. Trump’s policies. Mr. Trump was right. We were right. If they lied to you about all that stuff, what else are they lying to you about? 

• Jenny Beth Martin is the co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots.

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