McEnany fires back at Communist-inspired question at press briefing
President Trump’s press secretary had the perfect answer when asked a leading question about the president using a “racist” term when talking about coronavirus.
“The President doesn’t,” Kayleigh McEnany told the assembled press corps on Monday. “What the president does do is point to the fact that the origin of the virus is China.”
“It’s a fair thing to point out, as China tries to ridiculously rewrite history, ridiculously blame the coronavirus on American soldiers,” she said. “This is what China is trying to do. And what President Trump is saying [is], ‘No, China, I will label this virus for its place of origin.’”
Chinese Communist spokespeople have often said publicly, and officially, that the origin of the COVID-19 virus was U.S. soldiers who participated in military games in China in the fall of 2019.
The media row at the press conference ensued after the president referred to COVID-19 as “Kung Flu” at the Tulsa rally on Saturday, a reference he’s used several times to mark China as the origin of the virus.
A quick survey shows that the only people who think the term is racist are Democrats, the media and Chinese Communists.
Says one Hong Kong resident and anti-Communist activist: “The media focuses more on President @realDonaldTrump saying #KungFlu, rather than on holding #China accountable for spreading this #COVID19 out to kill over 100,000 Americans. What is happening? Really!”
What’s really happening is that the media and Democrats often carry the water of Chinese Communists who make similar arguments as progressives in America. In this case, it’s a matter of saying that anything that questions Chinese culpability for the COVID-19 disaster is by definition “racist.”
In February, China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters over the story, China is the Real Sick Man of Asia, tweeting: “The @WSJ cannot use freedom of speech as a pretext to publish a discriminatory & insulting article with a racist headline. They cannot refuse to apologize for its mistake under the pretext of freedom of speech, either.”
“To be clear,” continued McEnany yesterday, “I think the media is trying to play games with the terminology of this virus, where the focus should be on the fact that China let this out of their country. The same phrase that the media roundly now condemns has been used by the media.”
Previously, the media had used the terms Chinese coronavirus, Chinese virus and Wuhan virus to describe COVID-19, which they have also condemned as racist when used by President Trump, said McEnany, citing specific dates and specific media outlets.
Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
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