During his press briefing on Wednesday, Trump, once again, referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus.”
“It’s not racist at all. No, not at all. It comes from China, that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
Trump first employed “Chinese Virus” online Monday and again Tuesday, lamenting the industries and states that have been affected by the pandemic, which he had until then stylized as the “CoronaVirus” in messages on social media. He also mentioned the “Chinese Virus” in his opening remarks at a White House meeting with tourism industry executives on Tuesday, as well as at the outset of Wednesday’s briefing.
The White House does their best to spin Trump’s racist comments.
WHO officials warn US President Trump against calling coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’:
“Viruses no know borders and they don’t care about your ethnicity, the color of your skin or how much money you have in the bank. So it’s really important we be careful in the language we use lest it lead to the profiling of individuals associated with the virus.”-Dr. Mike Ryan
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