The coronavirus toll has reached 256,798 cases around the world while the death toll has risen to 10,500. The pandemic is growing with every passing minute but the US President isn’t really bothered about the gravity of the situation, because, for him, the coronavirus is racist.
After failing more than once to address the issue, the 45th US President, took to Twitter to tweet something that came across as entirely racist in a time that could do without such.
Addressing the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, Trump tweeted, “Cuomo wants ‘all states to be treated the same.’ But all states aren’t the same. Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all.”
Cuomo wants “all states to be treated the same.” But all states aren’t the same. Some are being hit hard by the Chinese Virus, some are being hit practically not at all. New York is a very big “hotspot”, West Virginia has, thus far, zero cases. Andrew, keep politics out of it….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2020
Twitter lost its cool immediately and most of them called out Donald Trump right away;
Trump’s strategy is to keep calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus” until we become desensitized to his racism and it becomes mundane for everyone in both mainstream and social media. The outrage gets less and less until it’s just accepted as a matter of course.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 17, 2020
Imagine knowing that calling the coronavirus the #ChineseVirus is racist but doing it again anyways.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) March 17, 2020
Won't make it true no matter how much you say it.
— Ryan Secord 🇺🇲 (@Ryan_Secord) March 17, 2020
He will tweet Chinese virus until his base believes there is such a thing. This is calculated. He continues to show us how racist he is.
— Tim (@Tim010451) March 17, 2020
Lmao you know Donald Trump is racist when he can’t stop being racist even during a world crisis. Lol I cant believe he publicly called the corona the Chinese virus. Straight up ignorant dumb ass lol.
— Toni Romiti (@toniromiti) March 17, 2020
No states are being hit by the Chinese Virus.
They're all being hit by Coronavirus.
And they're all being lead by a Racist.
— Jason (@sparky347v) March 17, 2020
This isn’t the first time that Donald Trump referred to coronavirus as the ‘Chinese Virus’ on a public platform. Last week, he addressed a press conference where he defended his racist remarks, saying, “Well China was putting out information, which was false, that our military gave this to them. That was false. Rather than having an argument, I said I have to call it where it came from. It did come from China.”