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President Trump reacts to a reporter who asked him why he refers COVID-19 as a ‘virus China’
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel seemed to reject ‘s repeated attempts to tie coronavirus to China – “this is a virus bat, not a virus, China” where the virus originated, said Wednesday that
During the White House press conference, Trump repeatedly asked about his references to the pandemic as “virus China , “which he defended by saying that the virus originated in China; , He also rejected claims that the label is racist
Engel take it a step further, insisting the blame belongs to animal diseases originate from -. Not a disease state derived
“very easy for the scapegoat and that is what always happens when there is already a pandemic or epidemic, that foreigners are attacked or sometimes physically attacked if you look at what happened during the Middle Ages , “said Engel. “There are lots and lots of blame against ethnic or religious groups whenever there is a pandemic that affects the community and frightened many people. And China certainly feel that this is what is happening now with people referred to as ‘flu’ Wuhan ‘or’ virus Wuhan ‘or’ China virus. ‘ “
He continued:” This is a virus that originated from Chinese territory but came off the bat is a bat virus, not the virus China .. it does not speak Chinese. This is not targeting the Chinese people. The human target which incidentally touching your eyes, nose or mouth. “
Engel’s analysis was widely condemned in social media, with some even accused him of encouraging” Chinese propaganda. ”
“You must be f — ing kidding me,” Ben Shapiro tweeted. “The government of China evidence destroy the virus, a free trip of 5 million people from Wuhan area, and censored doctors talking about it is allowed.”
“media obsession above mentioned the term ‘virus China’ racist just amazing,” says founder Tom Bevan RealClearPolitics.
“the Chinese government removed the lab and samples and intimidated by their doctors to cover up traces of it while also lied to the World Health Organization. I am well call it a virus Chinese Government, too. NBC has been at the forefront of pushing the PRC propaganda, “conservative commentator Stephen Miller tweeted.
“So #WuhanBatVirus since China stopped the study of viruses, arrested the doctor, news reports removed, cut into important data – they have if for that reason, also help in the fight Quit Chinese Communist propaganda ,.” said radio host Dana Loesch
. “These people have lost their minds,” wrote National Review senior author David Harsanyi.
“The Chinese Communist Party thank you for your service, Richard,” Washington Examiner Siraj Hashmi tweeted.
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