Rep. Gohmert: President 'just being truthful' using term 'Chinese virus'
When the president used the term "Chinese virus" in one of his tweets earlier this week, he sparked a debate among political observers and the national media. One America's John Hines has more from Washington.
President Trump is calling it the "Chinese virus," but advocates say terms like this promote racist and xenophobic sentiments. At today's Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, President Trump once more defended the use of the term "Chinese virus" in discussing COVID-19, and was asked about reports that a White House official used the term "Kung Flu." Chinese broadcaster CCTV aired reports of President Xi Jinping's visit to Wuhan, where he inspected the hospital built in just 10 days to treat coronavirus patients and met members of the local community. President Trump says it's not racist to call Covid-19 the "Chinese Virus" in a White House briefing — but here's why it is.