Biden supporter Jane Fonda calls COVID-19 “God’s gift to the left”

by Peter Heck · Oct 8th, 2020 9:36 am

Last Updated Oct 9th, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Jane Fonda, a Biden supporter notorious for her pro-North Vietnamese activism during the Vietnam War, called coronavirus, "God's gift to the left."

"What a great gift, what a tremendous opportunity, we are so lucky, we have to use it with every ounce of intelligence and courage and wherewithal we have," Fonda said.

Although she acknowledged it was a "terrible thing to say" and said it must have been "a very difficult thing to send down to us," she credited the virus for exposing Americans to the real President Trump.

"It has ripped the band-aid off who [Trump] is and what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country," Fonda said.

In September, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris invited Fonda to appear alongside her in a virtual campaign event where she touted veterans, saying that they "deserve our respect and gratitude, both while on active duty and after."

Harris's comments stand in contrast to Fonda's 1972 photograph of her sitting on a North Vietnamese antiaircraft gun used to shoot down American airplanes, which earned her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."


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