The 45th president of United States of America, Donald Trump while addressing the nation few hours ago regarded to the Coronavirus pandemic as ‘Chinese virus’.
This is the first time the ever-controversial president is tagging the virus by its origin. A lot of reactions have followed the comment with many believing its a deliberate attempt by the president to spark hate among the two countries.
In his tweet, he said;
The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
Reacting to the tweet;
RT VERY IMPORTANT!— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 17, 2020
We need to investigate China’s actions to coverup the Chinese Virus – their actions have HURT our ability to contain the pandemic.
China must be held accountable for their blatant disregard for life and international law.
TAKE ACTION: https://t.co/41y6U7Rpxs
OH IM IN TROUBLE AGAIN!— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) March 17, 2020
People are mad that I accidentally called the Chinese Virus “ The Ching “Chong Virus”
I’m a comedian give me a break. I’m allowed to have fun during this crisis.
I won’t say Ching Chong Virus again. I mean the Ching Chong Virus. No I mean the Kung Flu
It’s interesting that a naturally occurring virus is called “Chinese virus” – while literal US military invasions are called “Vietnam War” or “Iraq War” even internationally – and not “American war” – as if the US was not involved at all.— Maitreya Bhakal (@MaitreyaBhakal) March 17, 2020
However, we have those who believed the president was right in that regard, below is a video confirming that:
What do you think about this? Is this just what the virus really is or an attempt by Trump to trigger racism?