“Do you consider the term ‘Chinese food’ racist because it’s food that originates in China?” Rion asked. The president, of course, said no.
“On that note, major left-wing news media, even in this room, have teamed up with Chinese Communist Party narratives and they’re claiming you are racist for making these claims about Chinese virus,” Rion responded. “Is it alarming that major media players — just to oppose you — are consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals, and Latin gangs and cartels, and they work right here at the White House with direct access to you and your team?”
And Trump’s answer is well worth listening to.
It is true that left-leaning media outlets have condemned Trump’s insistence on calling the coronavirus a “Chinese Virus” or the “Wuhan Virus,” claiming these terms are racist. It is also true that the Chinese Communist Party has condemned Trump for using the terms. The Communist Party claims that the coronavirus actually originated in the United States, and it has disputed the fact that the virus originated in China. Trump’s use of the terms is important to set the record straight.