President Trump called the coronavirus the Chinese Virus and suddenly, the term is considered racist by Democrats and the anti-Trump media.
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country, critics of President Trump and his administration are working overtime to discredit their efforts on handling the crisis.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attacked President Trump and said he failed to seriously address the coronavirus crisis early and his response is “racist rhetoric to distract from his failures.”
The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.
Don't fall for it. Don't let your friends and family fall for it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also criticized the president for calling the virus the Chinese Virus.
If you’re looking for someone to pin this crisis on, try the guy who made up a phony Google website or promised testing kits that he STILL hasn’t delivered.
Our Asian-American communities — people YOU serve — are already suffering. They don’t need you fueling more bigotry. https://t.co/jjcO7treC2
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 17, 2020
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blames racism for Americans avoiding Asian restaurants because the virus is being called the Chinese Virus.
?IMPORTANT REMINDER ?
The Left was calling Americans "straight-up racist" for not eating at "Asian restaurants" during the China Virus outbreak.
You are now racist if you say "China Virus."
One can always count on the Left to dutifully follow communist Chinese orders. pic.twitter.com/7Jjy1IiOpz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 17, 2020
ABC News anchor Cecilia Vega accused President Trump of racism over calling the coronavirus the Chinese Virus.
.@CeciliaVega asks Trump: Why do you keep calling it the Chinese virus?
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) March 18, 2020
Critics hit back at Vega on social media.
— Progressive Thinker (@Progressivors) March 18, 2020
ABC's Cecilia Vega asks Trump why he uses the phrase “Chinese Virus”…
"Because it comes from China, I want to be accurate"@ABC is now doing the propaganda work for the Communist Chinese Government?
— Deplorable?Texan (@MediaJuggernaut) March 18, 2020
I wanted to reach through my monitor and slap this #FakeNews Witch along with a few others, So Damn tired of THEIR #racism
ABC News Reporter Cecilia Vega Accuses President Trump of Racism for Calling the Coronavirus the "Chinese Virus" https://t.co/Awa2Ln23eT via @gatewaypundit
— There Once Was A Man From Nantucket (@atACKbACK) March 18, 2020
Remove her from the WH!! ? https://t.co/u7dPGX2B83
— Peter Patriot (@MCoventry6) March 18, 2020
— David Lunde (@GreenPayBacker) March 18, 2020
An MSNBC political analyst said President Trump is promoting “xenophobia and racism” for saying the term Chinese Virus and is putting Asian-American “lives at risk.”
And while some in the media are questioning the appropriateness of calling the coronavirus the Chinese Virus, President Trump pushed back.
President Trump defended his comment on social media.
I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China – against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
Democrats and the anti-Trump media are following the lead of China by calling the U.S. effort to combat the virus racist.
Last November, China test-marketed the idea of promoting racism as a way to divide America.
A Chinese government official criticized President Trump over racial discrimination and China’s reaction was connected to the president’s support of Hong Kong.
In Washington, the white seldom go to SE area, as it’s an area for the black. President Trump even demanded 4 women lawmakers of color to leave US. Out of respect for President Trump, US & the black there, please follow “America First” policy & take care of racial discrimination.
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) November 28, 2019
The same official from China recently accused the U.S. of creating the virus.
2/2 CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation! pic.twitter.com/vYNZRFPWo3
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 12, 2020
As Democrats and the anti-Trump media ramp up their accusations of racism over the coronavirus, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force are conducting constant briefings to not only inform the country but to unite the country.