Donald Trump Defends 'Chinese Virus' Comment, Says 'it's Very Accurate'

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US President Donald Trump reportedly defended his comments for labeling COVID-19 as “Chinese virus” despite multiple protests from Beijing.

Written By Riya Baibhawi | Mumbai | Updated On:
Donald Trump labels COVID-19 as 'Chinese Virus', netizens divided

US President Donald Trump reportedly defended his comments for labeling COVID-19 as “Chinese virus” despite multiple protests from Beijing. The Republican leader, on March 17 had taken to Twitter to offer support to industries affected by the “Chinese virus”. However, netizens had mixed reactions on the apparently “racial” comment. 

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On Tuesday, the American leader wrote that he will provide full support to industries affected by the "Chinese virus." The remark from the President came even after China's strong criticism following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's "Wuhan Virus" statement. 

Trump defends his comments

Speaking at a news conference, Trump said that “It did come from China, so I think it's very accurate." Talking about his comments, the US leader also indicated a motive to retaliate against what he said was China's disinformation campaign to blame the US military for the virus outbreak. "China was putting out information which was false. I didn't appreciate the fact that China was saying that our military gave it to them. Our military did not give it to anybody."

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