On Thursday President Donald Trump used the word’ China virus’ again to explain the coronavirus, trying to defy those that would call it discriminatory.
“We continue our relentless effort to defeat the Chinese virus” he declared after entering the briefing room in the White House.
He reiterated his statement that China bears the responsibility for the transmission of virus. The country has now been blamed for not sharing adequate details about the disease in the crisis early on.
He added in his statement, “Certainly the world charges a huge price for what they’ve done, and the world’s paying a really big price not to let them come out. Everyone knows, we all know that”.
For the first time on Thursday, China documented no new cases of coronavirus from the day before, which had been seen as a promising sign in their fight against the disease.
Nevertheless, there were worries that the details might not be reliable.
President Trump has said it is accurate that he’ hopes.’
As far as they are leaving what they are now bringing out, I hope that is true. Who says what? But I hope it’s real, I’m actually doing it,’ said the President.
President Trump has defended his use of the word ‘ China virus ‘ saying Wednesday’ it’s not at all racist.’
Repeatedly this week, the president has spoken about the’ China virus,’ a term deemed racial. However, China exiled the journalists in the aftermath of Trump’s remarks from three major American news organizations.
President Trump briefed on Wednesday, by saying he had’ significant developments in our fight against the Chinese virus,’ and used this term as the virus originated in China’s Wuhan province.
And with the word, he claimed that he wasn’t racist towards any Asian American.
“I have a great love for all the people of our world, but as you know, at one point China tried to say-maybe they stopped now – that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen. It’s not going to happen. Not as long as I’m president. It comes from China,” he said.
A conspiracy theory has been advanced by some Chinese officials that the American military carried the coronavirus to their shores. Health experts say it originated in a Wuhan meat market where endangered animals have been butchered.
In addition to this President Trump claimed that the coronavirus originated from China, he said he didn’t believe it was caused on America by Beijing, but added that Chinese officials may have released a warning.
And China has taken retaliatory measures against the United States. Officials there announced on Tuesday Beijing would expel American journalists working for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Trump fought back when a reporter said the word ‘ Chinese Virus’ has a stigma surrounding it that is perceived as discriminatory.
Actually, I don’t believe it. No,’ he said, turning the switch:’ I think saying our army gave them this creates a stigma.’