President Trump’s repeated use of the term “kung flu” to describe the coronavirus was defended by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday. She had previously told reporters the term was “highly offensive,” back in March an unnamed White House official used the phrase.
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“My reaction is that the president has made very clear that he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China,” Conway said Wednesday.
Conway chided the CBS reporter, Weijia Jiang, for declining to publicly name the White House official who she said used the term earlier this year. When Jiang pointed out that the term “kung flu” does not explicitly reference China, Conway defended the president’s use of the term.
“How do you know that people aren’t anticipating that or not connecting that?” Conway said. “While the president is saying it, he’s also saying this virus came from China.”
Trump on Tuesday used the phrase “kung flu” during a speech to young supporters in Arizona. The crowd erupted with applause upon hearing the term. The president first referenced the nickname publicly during a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend.
The use of the terms has outraged leftist critics, who claim that the use of racist language can lead to violence against Asian Americans, while Trump and his allies have denied the phrases are racist.