Fake News Claims China Spy Balloons Flew Over US During Trump Years – Trump & Officials Deny Reports
by Jamie White February 5th 2023, 11:00 am
The mainstream media has been working overtime to downplay Joe Biden’s dereliction of duty pertaining to the Chinese spy balloon that drifted across the U.S. for several days before finally getting shot down over the South Carolina coast.
Fake news outlets like Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Associated Press all released stories over the weekend insisting that Chinese spy balloons had floated over the U.S. while Donald Trump was president and were deliberately not disclosed to the public.
“The balloon spotted this week over Montana was not the first time the U.S. has detected Chinese balloons over their territory—with previous incursions occurring during the Trump Administration,” Bloomberg reported, citing an unnamed “national security official.”
But numerous former high-level Trump officials universally denied those claims on Saturday.
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe joined “Fox News Sunday” to refute the mainstream media claims that spy balloons violated U.S. sovereignty on Trump’s watch.
“It’s not true. I can refute it. Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper refuted it yesterday, former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo has refuted it,” Ratcliffe told host Maria Bartiromo.