The Coronavirus Task Force gave their daily update and President Trump was very clear in his opening remarks that the spread of the virus is not the fault of Asian Americans. Throughout the past few weeks, the President has repeatedly called Corona the “Chinese virus” and many have criticized him for that choice of phrasing, saying it’s racist.
President Trump says Americans must “totally protect our Asian American community…the spreading of the virus is not their fault in any way shape or form.” pic.twitter.com/QqiA6hZY4P
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 23, 2020
He was also very vocal on his Twitter account today, saying we should protect Asian Americans.
“It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States, and all around the world. They are amazing people, and the spreading of the Virus….,” he said.
He continued,”…is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form. They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!”
….is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form. They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2020