The US President Donald trump has used a new term to describe the pandemic coronavirus and again hurt China. Speaking about COVID-19, trump has made reference to the martial art of kung fu, writes The Guardian.
At a campaign meeting with his followers in Tulsa (Oklahoma) head of the White house compared the coronavirus is a new type of kung fu (kung fu), inventing it in tune with the name kung flu (flu — eng. “the flu”), thereby making reference to Chinese martial art.
“In this disease the large number of titles in history. I can remember kung flu and an additional 19 names. Many just call it a virus. Many people call the flu. What’s the difference? We have about 19-20 different versions of the names of the coronavirus,” said he.
Earlier, trump repeatedly called Covid-19 “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus,” which caused indignation of many groups of defenders of civil liberties, who claim that such language can cause outbreaks of racism and violence against Asian Americans. The President of the United States defended its wording concerning the relationship of the virus with China. Speaking at a daily briefing of the task force on coronavirus in March, he said that they are not racist: “It [the virus] from China. I want to be accurate.”
Beijing has repeatedly criticized Washington. In March, trump has accused China of untimely informing of the world community about the outbreak of coronavirus. According to him, it would be better if the authorities of other countries knew about this a few months earlier.
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