For whatever reason, the Democrats are harping on the fact that President Donald Trump referred to the Wuhan coronavirus as the "Chinese virus." They claim that it's racist to point out the fact that the virus originated in China.
"What President Trump announced today — it’s a tough job but it has to be done – on some of what he said today was good but the reality is he also stood at the podium and called the coronavirus COVID-19, what I would suggest is a racial slur," Biden's Senior Adviser Symone Sanders claimed.
"No one is suggesting American Chinese people are responsible. Every thinking human being who looks at this understand that the reference is to the origin of the virus and also the leadership in terms of how that virus was handled in the country of origin," MacCallum responded. "I’m going to leave it there."
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Fox News' Martha MacCallum calls out Biden senior advisor Symone Sanders for trying to score political points on the coronavirus: “let’s be serious" pic.twitter.com/N1huVInB2m— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 19, 2020
REPORTER: “Why do you keep calling this the ‘Chinese Virus’.. a lot of people say it’s racist?”— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 18, 2020
TRUMP: “Because it comes from China, its not racist at all. It comes from China.. I want to be accurate.”
Two White House correspondents used their access to the leader of the free world Wednesday to waste his and everyone else’s time with inane, vapid, and useless questions based on Chinese communist propaganda.https://t.co/KaKtTgrSt4— 𝚒'𝚖 𝚊 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚜𝚊𝚛 (@BecketAdams) March 18, 2020
CNN in January used the terms "Chinese coronavirus" and "Wuhan coronavirus" to reference the virus wreaking havoc on the globe. https://t.co/FYNDHbY5UA— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 19, 2020