Failed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren censored out the word ‘Chinese’ from President Trump’s tweet in which he called coronavirus the ‘Chinese Virus.’
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he “only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future.”
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Warren immediately hit back:
“President Trump, are your eyes stitched shut? Hospitals need test kits, ventilators, & other medical supplies.”
“That’s why the DPA exists. Stop dragging your feet & burying your head & start helping hospitals that are about to be slammed by this pandemic.”
But rather than retweeting Trump’s full comment, Warren instead shared a screenshot of the president’s tweet with the word “Chinese” blurred out.
Washingtonexaminer.com reports: Trump has insisted that referring to the coronavirus as the Chinese virus is “not racist at all.”
“It comes from China; that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate,” he told reporters at the White House coronavirus task force’s Wednesday briefing when he was pressed on his use of the term.
Critics have said the label is racially offensive and inaccurately represents the global spread of the virus.