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Donald Trump busted for crossing out ‘corona’ on his notes, replacing it with ‘Chinese,’ accused of racism
Donald Trump has been accused of being racist after he publicly referred to the deadly coronavirus as “Chinese Virus.”
During his two press conferences this week, the POTUS claimed that he’s calling coronavirus as such because it originated from China. The president didn’t seem apologetic for the nickname that he gave to the virus and something much worse happened.
The Washington Post’s staff photographer, Jabin Botsford uploaded a photo of Trump’s notes during his task force meeting. The POTUS crossed out the word “corona” and replaced it “Chinese” to make sure that this is how he would refer to it during his press conferences.
“Close up of President @realDonaldTrump notes is seen where he crossed out ‘Corona’ and replaced it with ‘Chinese’ Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force today at the White House. #trump #trumpnotes,” Botsford captioned the photo.
Several netizens and columnists were enraged at how racist and rude the POTUS is.
“Among other things, what this shows is they’re using the term ‘the coronavirus’ internally like everyone else and are throwing this up publicly because they would rather have an argument about political correctness than discuss the response itself,” Josh Barro, business columnist for the New York Magazine said.
“He doesn’t have his rallies so he has to keep his base engaged – he does this by saying ‘Chinese’ virus and not corona. Whether it’s Muslims, Wall, Caravan, now this – dog whistles for his base to keep them focused and energized,” Twitter user @BobbyL_AZ tweeted.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that Trump isn’t the only person who is being racist when it comes to the deadly coronavirus. CBS reporter Weijia Jiang revealed that some members of the POTUS’s administration have been calling coronavirus “Kung-Flu” while talking to her.
Jiang, who is Chinese-American said that she couldn’t help but wonder what Trump’s administration calls coronavirus behind her back if they can be very racist to her face.