Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage

ElectricBlanketFire

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Hours after the press conference where he dazzled everyone by not being a total fucking idiot.


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!
 

StudioTan

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This has been the rhetoric on Fox news so it's not surprising. Also, he's a fucking racist asshole.
 

makonero

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Man I totally should have made a bet on this, I would have won. What an obvious racist ass move
 

entremet

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Ah so that’s why that was trending. It has an official name. I don’t get conservatives. Well, I do get them lol.
 

Calles

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The racist have been pushing it as being Chinese since day one. All part of their game plan.
 

rjinaz

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Well the hoax angle didn't work so time to turn to racism. It's the GOP way. Keep them angry at anybody but them.
 
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Ebola= River in Congo
Zika= Forest in Uganda

Interesting that it's okay when it originates from Africa, but xenophobic if it is anywhere else
 

Seesaw15

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This situation would be no different than if Hillary won in 2016 or if Biden wins in 2020. Just picking between two conservatives...... /s
 

Dennis8K

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But China told me it was the Italian Virus.
 

J2 Cool

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Its a perfect, racist diversion of blame, his supporters can get behind. And even still he has a responsibility to prepare a country and keep them safest. Which he's fully failed at, and only wants to reassure the economic interests
 
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Kernel

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Its a perfect, racist diversion of blame, his supporters can get behind. And he even still has accountability to prepare a country and keep them safest. Which he's fully failed at, and only wants to reassure the economic interests
Because it works.

Need to distract his base from one of his colossal fuckups?

Bring racism into it somehow.
 

pswii60

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Is this his retaliation to recent claims in China that the virus actually originated in a US lab?

Which sounds like fake news albeit I read it on the BBC this morning.
 

Conciliator

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Anything bad happening in your life, here's a way you can blame it on the Mexicans/the Muslims/the Chinese/etc.. That's the gameplan, that's how he got into office
 

Einchy

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He had about a 3 tweet stretch there where his interns took over that made him seem like a normal and decent person.
 

Lesath

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Ebola= River in Congo
Zika= Forest in Uganda

Interesting that it's okay when it originates from Africa, but xenophobic if it is anywhere else
Asian people have been physically harmed due to the racist rhetoric going around, so please tell me how calling the disease the "Chinese coronavirus" does anything but hurt more people. Don't you dare drive-by this.
 

SilentPanda

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Ebola= River in Congo
Zika= Forest in Uganda

Interesting that it's okay when it originates from Africa, but xenophobic if it is anywhere else
Seems like it's current conduct to name it without a place person or thing.
"Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO, said the organisation was mindful to prevent “stigmatising” names.

He said: “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.
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"“It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”

The WHO added via Twitter: “Under agreed guidelines between WHO, the @OIEAnimalHealth & @FAO, we had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease”.

According to experts, the name of a disease is instrumental during an outbreak.

Speaking to TIME Magazine, Wendy Parmet, a law professor at Northeastern University, said if scientists name a disease after its country of origin, perceived stigma may make people hesitant to come forward."
 

blue_whale

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He's just casting about for something or someone to blame. It's meaningless bullshit, but I see even here people lap it up.
 

Chikor

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This is what Asian Americans and this country as a whole are going to be dealing with, and people really come here with this "well actually, this outbreak started in China so..." nonsense.
 

blue_whale

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I remember telling my trump supporting friend during 2016 that today, it's mexicans, but the moment he's able to, he'll throw us chinese under the bus too. That's just how racism and donald trump works.
 

Cow Mengde

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And that is how he can use fear to get reelected. People will just focus on the fact that it came from China, and if Trump plays with that angle, fear will make independants side with him.
 
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Asian people have been physically harmed due to the racist rhetoric going around, so please tell me how calling the disease the "Chinese coronavirus" does anything but hurt more people. Don't you dare drive-by this.
It is racist rhetoric, my point is nobody gave a shit when it was directed towards Africans, which is par for the course
 
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Stupid. The epicenter is now the west. Much of Asia already has it under control. So let’s not go down this road.
 

Prine

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Now he can say a wall is needed more then ever to keep out the Chinese virus. To galvanise his brain-dead base to blame the opposition for the lack of progress on this and putting the US at risk.
 

Wood Man

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This is what Asian Americans and this country as a whole are going to be dealing with, and people really come here with this "well actually, this outbreak started in China so..." nonsense.
My wife is Asian and I am legit worried for her to go out in public. This is exactly what we don't need right now.
 

Asator

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I wouldn't be surprised if they said that. The entire government is composed of lying fucks like Trump.
They have: https://bitterwinter.org/de-sinicizing-the-virus-how-ccp-propaganda-is-rewriting-history/

Secret documents instruct Chinese diplomats and agents to call COVID-19 “Italian virus,” claim it did not originate in Wuhan, and promote Xi Jinping as the heroic leader who defeated the virus.
According to the report, embassies have been instructed to “raise doubts” in the public opinion, suggesting that perhaps the virus originally came to China from abroad. The same article mentions that the Chinese embassy in Tokyo has started promoting the use of the expression “Japanese virus” to designate COVID-19 (although this was denied by Japanese media), and that other Chinese sources mention an “Italian virus” or an “Iranian virus.”
The CCP goes even further. It asks the world to “say thank you to China” for its allegedly perfect reaction to the virus. The CCP-controlled media keep explaining that democratic countries could not have taken such decisive measures against measures as China did, because Western-style democracy limits the powers of the governments. This should prove, once again, the superiority of the Chinese non-democratic system.
See also this thread: https://www.resetera.com/threads/chinese-official-spreads-conspiracy-theory-us-army-brought-coronavirus-to-wuhan.175098/

No one's calling them racists for this shit though.