Senator Kelly Loeffler

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -- United States Senator Kelly Loeffler directly blamed China for infecting President Donald Trump in a Friday morning tweet.

In the tweet, Loeffler said, "Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS. WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE."

For their part, China hasn't responded to Senator Loeffler's tweet. However, Chinese state media was critical of President Trump overnight for not wearing a mask and taking other precautions during the pandemic.

Loeffler's tweet, directly accusing China of infecting a sitting president, went further than most members of Congress, but did mirror a message from a top Trump campaign fundraiser/adviser to Lara Trump named Blair Brandt. In his tweet, Brandt left no doubt saying, "The Chinese Community Party has biologically attacked our president."

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