The People’s Republic of China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the United States’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The animation which used Lego-like figures to represent the two countries was posted online by the Chinese controlled Xinhua news agency.
The animation comes days after Trump alleged China was trying to help Joe Biden win the upcoming US Presidential elections by lying about the Coronavirus situation in their country until it spread around the world with over 60,000 Americans now dead.
The animation also comes after Trump said during the week that he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab, but declined to describe the evidence.
In the cartoon, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty.
“We discovered a new virus,” says the warrior.
“So what?” replies the Statue of Liberty. ‘It’s only a flu.”
As the warrior issues warnings about the virus and talks about the milestones in China’s outbreak, the Statue of Liberty replies dismissively with echoes of Trump’s press conferences in which he played down the disease.
“Are you listening to yourselves?” asks the warrior as the statue begins to turn red with fever and gets hooked up to an intravenous drip.
“We are always correct, even though we contradict ourselves,” the statue replies.
“That’s what I love about you Americans, your consistency,” says the warrior.