Trump Sparks Outrage by Calling Coronavirus the ‘Chinese Virus’

The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!

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In a time of crisis Americans look to their president for words of comfort, consolation and confidence that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

During a pandemic the president should defer to scientists and physicians to explain in detail how we should behave in order to survive.

At every step of the way Donald Trump has contradicted the medical experts that he chose as his team to deal with the coronavirus crisis. As a result, most Americans tune out the stable genius, and look to the experts for answers.

In this ill-advised tweet Trump is reassuring the corporations most affected by the coronavirus that he will support them, instead of reassuring a public terrified of the virus, and concerned about how they will pay the mortgage and buy food if they are unable to go to work. Trump cares more about Wall Street than he does about Main Street, and never mind the inner cities.

It is blatantly racist and xenophobic to label the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus”. It is implying that Chinese are genetically susceptible to viruses; this virus originated in China but it could have originated in Africa, Europe or America. The coronavirus isn’t a Chinese virus, it’s a worldwide virus that will be wiped out only if Chinese, Europeans, Arabs and Americans band together to confront their common enemy.

Trump is right in stating that we will be stronger together, but no thanks to the racism, misinformation and buffoonery emanating from his Twitter feed.

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