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Photo Of Trump's Remarks - 'Corona' Crossed Out, Replaced With' Chinese' Virus

Photo of Trump remarks shows 'corona' crossed out and replaced with 'Chinese' virus
"It's not racist at all," Trump told reporters of the label on Wednesday. "It comes from China, that's why."
Image: President Donald Trump's notes show where "corona" was replaced with "Chinese" as he speaks at a coronavirus task force meeting at the White House on March 19, 2020.
President Donald Trump's notes show where "corona" was replaced with "Chinese" as he speaks at a coronavirus task force meeting at the White House on March 19, 2020.Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images
 
March 19, 2020, 2:19 PM CDT / Updated March 19, 2020, 3:16 PM CDT
By Allan Smith

 

President Donald Trump on Thursday was photographed reading from notes at the daily coronavirus task force press conference where the word "corona" was crossed out and replaced with "Chinese" to described COVID-19.

The photograph, taken by a Washington Post photographer, showed the word crossed out in what appeared to be Sharpie and in the president's own handwriting.

 

The image comes as Trump has ramped up his description of the coronavirus as a "Chinese virus" as he's been questioned about whether he considers the label to be racist.

"It's not racist at all," Trump told reporters Wednesday. "It comes from China, that's why."

 
 
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John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, told NBC Asian America that Trump's use of the term could have a dangerous impact.

"I absolutely think that words used by him matter," he said. "Certainly use of this term by him and others even in the last couple of weeks have led to a noticeable incline in hate incidents that we are seeing. I do think that there is a correlation."

 

 
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Since 2015, the World Health Organization has warned against giving outbreaks geographic or national labels in order "to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people." Some prominent geographic or national labels from pandemics past, like Spanish Flu, have even been misnomers.

"If people would have known about it, could have been stopped in place, it could have been stopped where it came from, China," Trump told reporters Thursday in defending his administration's efforts.

Congressional allies have risen to Trump's defense amid the backlash. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas., told reporters Wednesday that "China is to blame" because the Chinese culture is "where people eat bats and snakes and dog and things like that."

Cornyn's comments, which were also met with backlash, referred to reports that the virus was likely to have originated in a Chinese "wet market."

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/photo-trump-remarks-shows-corona-crossed-out-replaced-...


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The bigots took the chum trump tossed them....


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The racist White Supremacist in the White House purposely puts a target on the back of the Chinese and it excites the core part of his base.

 

It's gotta' stop and the only way to stop this idiot is to vote him out in November. Then New York can prosecute him on state charges and put his hind end in prison.


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