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US President Trump calls coronavirus "Kung Flu" and "Chinese Flu”


President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that he was justified in branding the coronavirus pandemic as the "Chinese Flu" and “Kung Flu” disregarding criticism that the label is racially offensive and inaccurately depicts the global nature of the disease's threat.


President Trump is asked why he keeps calling coronavirus “Chinese virus,” even after documented bias incidents against Chinese-Americans Trump: “Because it comes from China. It’s not racist at all. It comes from China, that’s why. I want to be accurate”

However, Trump has remained firm in his decision to avoid calling the virus by its proper name and on Tuesday said: ‘China was putting out information, which was false, that our military gave this to them. 

The World Health Organization has also advised against terms linking the disease to China or the city of Wuhan where it was initially detected to avoid stigmatization or discrimination.
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