White House Defends Trump’s Use Of Racist Term To Describe Coronavirus

Article Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/22/881810671/white-house-defends-trumps-use-of-racist-term-to-describe-coronavirus

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

The White House on Monday denied any malicious intent behind President Trump’s use of the racist term “kung flu” this weekend to describe the deadly coronavirus pandemic, saying that the president had no “regrets putting the onus back on China” for the deadly virus. “It’s not a discussion about Asian Americans, who the president values and prizes as citizens of this great country. It is an indictment of China for letting this virus get here,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said at the Monday news briefing.