The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
There it is. I’ve been deathly afraid of this exact moment where Trump turns to racism and xenophobia and calls COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus.” We are in deep trouble as a nation now that President of the United States makes the conscious decision to go down this dark path of hate.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 16, 2020
++ yes, the origin of the virus is china but trump calling it that adds to the discrimination of asians around the world. it’s racially insensitive. china has also made racially insensitive comments but that doesn’t make trump calling it “the chinese virus” any better.— ⁷sᴛᴇᴘᴏɴᴍᴇ¹²⁷⨁⁶⁶ (@trraasshhhh) March 17, 2020
Racist AF.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 17, 2020
"Chinese Virus?!?"— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 16, 2020
Now you're adding racist hysteria to an already dire situation???
In times like this, we need a sane, steady hand at the wheel, and that ain't you.
So why don't you just STFU if you can't say anything useful?
Its called the Coronavirus and its now as American as apple pie so stop racist comments.— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 16, 2020
Donald Trump is showing his true, racist colours by calling it the "Chinese Virus"— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) March 16, 2020
It's not the "Chinese Virus". It's a global pandemic