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Asked about the concerns of Asian Americans on racism, Cornyn said, ‘I do not agree. We are not talking about Asians. We’re talking about China. ‘

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President Donald Trump continues to refer to the coronavirus as the “China virus,” causing many to double down on their call to avoid stigma.

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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, interesting reactions on social media and from supporters of Asian Americans on Wednesday to China is “to blame” for the deployment as “a culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that. ”

‘The virus is transmitted from animals to people and that is why China has been the source of many viruses such as SARS, such as mer, swine flu, and now coronavirus, so I think they have a fundamental problem, Texas Republic told reporters, saying he did not mind the geographical name for the virus.

When asked about the Asian American concerns about racism, Cornyn said, ‘I do not agree. We are not talking about Asians. We’re talking about China, where the virus came from and created this pandemic. ‘

Mon. John Cornyn: “China is to blame for the culture in which people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that, the virus is transmitted from animals to people and that is why China has been the source of many viruses such as SARS, such as mer , the Swine Flu. ”

Cornyn’s office did not respond to requests for comment from USA TODAY.

CDC coronavirus which has its origins in the bat and has jumped to humans through a “wet markets,” or live animal market in Wuhan, China.

Swine flu was first in the United States in 2009, and was first identified mer in Jordan in 2012, CDC. The CDC says the first case of SARS was in China’s Guangdong province in 2002.

Cornyn met quick reaction on Twitter.

“Can we go back to when being racist in public is cool?” Democratic lawyer and politician Bakari Sellers at Twitter.

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Chairman of the Congress of Asia Pacific American Caucus, called Cornyn’s comments “disgusting” and an attempt to “shift the attention of the President of Trump truncated response” to the coronavirus pandemic.

“underestimate the ethnic and cultural groups like this is bigotry, plain and simple,” said Chu. “Blaming the Chinese people en masse to the spread of this disease is exactly the same rabid lines that are used to justify the Chinese Exclusion Act more than a century ago.”

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National Council Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a coalition of 35 advocacy group American Asian Pacific Islander national, answering directly to Cornyn, write “No more than 1M Asian Americans in your state this. comment wild irresponsible when anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise.”

, is no more than 1M Asian Americans in your country. This is a wild comments irresponsible when anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise.

“Yiiiiiiiiikes,” Princeton University historian Kevin Kruse.

“In getting the international leadership of World War II to fight the Soviet Union, making America the shining city on the hill, and then we have to go and let this guy talk on camera,” professor of the US Naval War College Tom Nichols ,

“The swine flu is not even originate in China It started here in the United States, where we ate pork ,.” Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti

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The backlash against Cornyn’s comments came as President Donald Trump continues to refer to the virus as a “virus of China,” although advocates and health experts call for avoiding the stigma group with the name of the virus.

The World Health Organization for the naming of infectious diseases warned against naming the disease for locations or people such as West Nile virus or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

What is a virus originating from China are, despite several attempts by Chinese officials to disinformation about the origins of the virus. A USA TODAY fact check found the virus claims from elsewhere “false. “

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