'KUNG FLU': Media continues politically correct attack on Trump

There is no evidence that anyone involved in the Trump administration used the phrase "Kung Flu" other than the word of one reporter from CBS.

Libby Emmons Brooklyn NY

At today’s White House press conference, President Trump announced that the US has declared a Level 1 Disaster, which is the highest level, and that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has been "activated in every region."

The Defense Production Act has also been engaged, with a vision to ramping up production of medical supplies and resources. Trump said that "it can do a lot of good things if we need it," and industrial production seems to be the goal.

Journalist Yamiche Alcindor used her second question to ask President Trump about his concern over the colloquial names for the coronavirus.

“And then my second question is there are some, or at least one White House official, who used the term ‘Kung Flu,’ referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong? Are you worried that having this virus be talked about as a Chinese virus, that that might—”

“I wonder who said that,” the President interrupted. “Do you know who said that?”

“I’m not sure of the person’s name,” Alcindor said, “but would you condemn that? Kung flu?”

“Say the term again,” asked Trump for clarity.

“A person at the White House used the term ‘Kung Flu,” Alcindor clarified. “My question is do you think that’s wrong?”

“Kung Flu,” Trump repeated.

“And do you think using the term ‘Chinese virus’ that puts Asian Americans at risk, that people might target them?”

“No, no,” Trump said, “not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100 percent, it comes from China. There’s nothing not to agree on.”

Twitter was suddenly ablaze with Trump’s refusal to blame an anonymous person.

There have been anecdotal reports from Asian Americans as to how they have been treated by others with regard to the virus having originated in China. But there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Trump administration used the phrase "Kung Flu" other than the word of one reporter from CBS.

At time of writing, 112 Americans have died from coronavirus, and there are over 7,000 cases.


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