Coronavirus outbreak: A little upset with China, says Donald Trump

Coronavirus outbreak: A little upset with China, says Donald Trump

He outlined America's duty to protect Asian-Americans and said that they are not responsible for the spread of the coronavirus. Even during White House briefings, Trump has laid the blame on China for the pandemic.

"It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States, and all around the world", Trump wrote on Twitter. "Their incredible folks, in addition to the distributing of the Virus, isn't their fault at all, shape, or form", Trump tweeted before his daily White House Press conference.

"The words were put in record and are still in our ears, and the USA side can not deny them".

On Monday, the New York Times reported on Asian-Americans who have been experiencing racial attacks during the coronavirus crisis.

Trump reiterated that his use of the phrases accurately noted the origin of the virus and combat Chinese government's conspiracy theories, which theories claimed that the USA military spread the virus in China.

On Feb. 2, the USA government announced its decision to completely ban foreigners who had visited China in the past 14 days from entering the country when only around 10 confirmed cases were found.

On March 18, Trump continued to consult with COVID-19 as a "Chinese language virus", regardless of the rising criticism.

Calling the USA accusations clumsy slander, Geng stressed China has kept the World Health Organization (WHO) and relevant countries and regions, including the United States, updated with its domestic epidemic situation in an open, transparent and responsible manner.

Because the outbreak of COVID-19, a large number of anti-Asian racist incidents have taken place in a number of nations and this has led to racist terminology corresponding to "Yellow Peril" and "China Virus".

Since last week, Trump has been heavily criticized for continuing to use the phrase, China virus, despite officials in his own administration that have said this phrase isn't appropriate and some GOP lawmakers asking Trump to stop using the term.

On Friday, Trump said he greatly respected China and Xi, but added it was unfortunate the coronavirus began in China and got out of control. "No, not at all. It comes from China". That's why. It comes from China. "I want to be accurate".

There were more than 2,200 confirmed cases in Washington state, as of Monday afternoon.

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