Trump Defends Calling COVID-19 A ‘Chinese Virus’

March 18, 2020
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020.(Pho... Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020.(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 18, 2020

President Donald Trump held a press conference with his White House coronavirus task force Wednesday morning to discuss “very important news” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding COVID-19. Among other things, Trump defended labeling the outbreak the “Chinese virus.”

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President Donald Trump held a press conference with his White House coronavirus task force Wednesday morning to discuss “very important news” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding COVID-19. Among other things, Trump defended labeling the outbreak the “Chinese virus.”

Scroll down to read our live coverage of the press conference:

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  1. I hope people understand that these pressers take the place of Trump rallies.

    • Good for Trump
    • Cements authoritarian behavior as a norm
    • Misinformative
    • Bad for us
  2. Please stop holding these. Every time you do, the stock market loses another 1-2k points.

    We’ll have it at zero in another week.

    Just. Stop.

  3. He THINKS he looks cute, knowledgeable (thanks all of you folks with butterknife responses to his lies), and in control (with bobble-headed sycophant staffers behind him scared for their lives).

    People’s lives are at risk.

    THIS AIN’T SNARK:

    This is counterproductive

  4. But he has big news from the FDA! A cure, no doubt.

    We have a cure! Everyone, just hang in there until we get it tested, and wait for enough voters to die off in the coastal blue states… wait, did I say that out loud?

  5. Boy, the Trump Ministry of Disinformation is working overtime.

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