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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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  1. Galtha58 June 24, 2020

    McEnany is pure gold. She is doing a great job by calling out the media for their fake news and propaganda when that is necessary. Best Press Secretary yet. Keep up the good work Kaleigh. We really appreciate you and what you are doing.

  2. Columbusbabe June 24, 2020

    Way to go Kayleigh! You are remarkable at being able to hand it back to the press just as easily as they are to try to play “gotcha”! President Trump should never take questions at a press conference! He should say what needs to be said, then leave, and let Kayleigh deal with the press! She takes no prisoners!

  3. ABQKirk June 24, 2020

    Couldn’t agree more strongly with Galtha58’s comment! She’s fantastic!!

  4. David S June 24, 2020

    The media continues to confirm and prove that they are not trustworthy with the news coverage. Their standing with most people is well below even Congress. Hatred pushes them and they don’t comprehend that other than the coasts and high liberal cities, most Americans have no respect for them.

  5. Anonymous June 24, 2020

    Love you LADY, keep up the good work:)

  6. Deborah Geyer June 24, 2020

    We have to worry about the enemies of the US Inside of
    our borders. The corrupt politicians as well as the thug-mobs. Why isn’t Anyone talking about This instead of
    congratulating each other and patting themselves on the back for a simple answer?! When you politicos Start fignting fire with fire (as you Should’ve done Weeks ago), then you can ‘celebrate’ your tiny victories. Until then, you All are part of the problem of ‘do nothing’ politicos.

  7. 6gunsound June 24, 2020

    ?Everybody was Kung Flu Fighting”???

  8. Gayle Gottfried June 25, 2020

    Wu Flu or Kung Flu. FLU season ALWAYS starts in the EAST. AND they have never tried to prevent it or admit that they have some responsibility.
    AND NEVER Will.

  9. Chocolate June 25, 2020

    I have seen so many Americans that have/are benefiting from the American Dream hating on America.

    I suggest they move to China or wherever they think is better than here.

  10. Cairo S Molina June 25, 2020

    John Ransom, please do not use the term PROGRESSIVE, ACTIVISTS, etc.. Don’t you see that is what the leftists, ANARQUISTS, radical extremists, agitators is what you, the journalists, want you use. That way they distract us of using the terms they hate to be called. Think, Progressive is associated with Progress and obviously everybody want progress, instead use anarquists, extremist, radicals, etc. ; Activist is associated with Activities, but what they are doing is agitating the masses to do what they want.

  11. Stevon June 25, 2020

    Democrat scream when you attack those they have allied themselve with!

  12. Don June 25, 2020

    Kayleigh is a blessing today and well equipped to handle the children of the media…..especially children who ask silly questions and have no real concept of a communist government……or Marx.

  13. Betty June 25, 2020

    Those on the left apparently are too ignorant to know the difference between “nationality” and “race”.

  14. Edith Wenzel August 6, 2020

    Your share doesn’t work. I wanted to repost some of your articles on facebook. Nothing happens.

  15. EMERY RICE III August 13, 2020

    They only post what they see as fit for their interests !

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