Reporters from ABC News and PBS teamed up on Wednesday to ask President Trump no less than FOUR friggin’ times if he was being racist by referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus.” Confirming, if nothing else, that the president probably had the right idea when he put an end to daily press briefings months ago, the reporters were so eager to prove to the world how woke they were that they neglected to ask about the extremely serious topics facing the American public right now. No, no, it’s far more important that we “catch” President Trump being politically incorrect. That’s what will save American lives.
“Why do you keep calling this the ‘Chinese virus?” whined ABC’s Cecilia Vega. “There are reports of dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans in this country. Your own aide, Secretary Azar, says he does not use this term. He says, ‘Ethnicity does not cause the virus.’ Why do you keep using this?”
“Because it comes from China,” Trump said, dumbing it down to Vega’s level.
She still failed to get it.
“People say it’s racist,” Vega continued.
“It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why,” Trump explained, as if to a kindergartner.
“And no concerns about Chinese Americans in this country?” asked Vega.
Offer up definitive proof that Asians in this country are being targeted because Trump calls the disease the “Chinese virus,” please. Because, sorry, but we all remember how many hate hoaxes there have been over the last three years, and the media tried every time to put them at the doorstep of the White House. Remember back in 2017 when vandals were tearing up Jewish gravesites and spraying swastikas on the tombstones? Yeah, they tried to pin that one on Trump, too, somehow.
Apparently, though, it wasn’t enough for just one member of the press corps to embarrass themselves, because soon after we had PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor asking: “At least one White House official who used the term ‘Kung flu,’ referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong? Are you worried that that having this virus be talked about as a ‘Chinese virus,’ that that might help – ”
After some back and forth with the president about this unconfirmed report, Trump ultimately said, “I think [Asian-Americans] probably would agree with it 100 percent. It comes from China. There’s nothing not to agree on.”
And, c’mon. Kung Flu is pretty damn funny.
You know, if you don’t have the Political Correctness Stick up your rear.
We used to think that a serious crisis would cause woke leftists to realize that their crusade against “bad words” is silly and inconsequential, but now we see how wrong we were.