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Trump Calmly Explains to Accusing Reporter Why He Calls a Virus From China a Virus From China
PJ Media ^ | 03/19/2020 | Victoria Taft

Posted on 03/19/2020 7:42:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a White House briefing on COVID-19 in which the president affirmed he is on a "war footing" against an "invisible enemy" and in which the nation received updates on the government's overwhelming response, one question kept coming up from the White House press corps.

Was it a question whose answer would unlock a flood of relief from the American public now hunkered down in their homes for the next 15 days? Was it about the promising vaccine being test in Seattle? No.

So what was the question?

"Why do you keep calling this a Chinese virus?"

One of the reporters, ABC News's Cecilia Vega, claimed, "There are reports of dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans in this country. Secretary Azar, he does not use this term. He says ethnicity does not cause the virus. Why do you keep using this? A lot of people say it's racist."

Hmmm, I wonder if "a lot of people" is Hillary Clinton:

Trump wasn't buying her premise. He patiently explained, "Because it comes from China. It's not racist at all. No. It comes from China. That's why. It comes from China. China. I want to be accurate."


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; coronavirus; trump
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1 posted on 03/19/2020 7:42:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have preferred he addressed why we call an idiot a journalist?


2 posted on 03/19/2020 7:43:42 AM PDT by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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To: SeekAndFind

IT, she is the IT, is never going away. She will stay on the edge hoping the Dimocommies “come to their senses” and call for her to save the party from Trump!! Hillary, Hillary, come save us, save us Hillary!!


3 posted on 03/19/2020 7:44:41 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (These are those days that the Bible says will test men's souls. Choose wisely dear folks.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Why do you keep calling this a Chinese virus?"

The same reason you are called FAKE NEWS, It's Accurate!!
4 posted on 03/19/2020 7:45:50 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: SeekAndFind
"Why do you keep calling this a Chinese virus?"

Because it came from communist CHINA! These reporters are communist liberals and damn fools.

5 posted on 03/19/2020 7:47:09 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

“The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.

Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020”


Hey Skunk Cabbage, um, what were the Democrats doing when this first broke out in China? Oh wait, impeaching the president in a partisan move because they are still mad that you lost an election you rigged!


6 posted on 03/19/2020 7:47:30 AM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: SeekAndFind

The left keeps providing campaign commercial material for Trump without having to do much research.


7 posted on 03/19/2020 7:48:01 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind

I will also would like to point out

This is showing us which reporters/new orgs are on the Chinese payrolls

Fake News, brought to you by Beijing and the letters C C P


8 posted on 03/19/2020 7:49:16 AM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: Logical me

Chinese virus....which it is!
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Just because it is the truth doesn’t stop the media from attacking their hated enemy President Trump.

Worse will be when all the media proclaim “Insiders say it
is true that American forces brought the Coronavirus to China....”


9 posted on 03/19/2020 7:50:30 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Trump.Deplorable

I wish I had the link to the thread I posted about the Canadian WHO Dr who claimed China Drs were much better than Western Drs and that is why Iran wasnt doing as well.

It was utterly ridiculous. I figured he had just been paid off

But then later some video that people think is him showed up where he was stroking the back of a girl.

So perhaps Commie Blackmail

the reporter asking Trump that question that I saw was kind of hysterical about it...at the time I wonder if she had Chinese connections


10 posted on 03/19/2020 7:57:37 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeekAndFind

POTUS (not so secret) secret to handling the mediots is to condescend to them as one would to an idiot neighbor’s idiot children.


11 posted on 03/19/2020 8:00:27 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What does it say about these idiot reporters, that in the midst of this crisis, their focus is political correctness?

What does it say about them, that with this crisis and many actions taken by the Trump administration, they question the president not about those actions, but accuse him of bigotry , the implication being that the most important thing here is to accuse Trump of the crime against humanity of violation of political correctness?


12 posted on 03/19/2020 8:00:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

The filthy bastards ignore the fact that the NYT called it the Chinese Virus.

In a time of crisis, those who get in the way of the one solving the problem, need to be detained, so they can no longer impede the effort.


13 posted on 03/19/2020 8:01:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The US media is the most destructive, mendacious irresponsible institution that there is.)
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To: RummyChick

The WHO is pretty much owned by the Chinese

They just spread pro CCP propaganda and have been for decades

The WHO should be called the CHO Chinese Health Organization


14 posted on 03/19/2020 8:01:45 AM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: SeekAndFind

They are only outraged because the “big, bad orange man” said it. Throughout history, viruses have been named after their originating countries ... Spanish Flu, Russian Flu, Asian Flu, Hong Kong Flu. There’s nothing wrong with calling this the Chinese Virus.


15 posted on 03/19/2020 8:01:52 AM PDT by al_c (Democrats: Party over Common Sense)
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To: Trump.Deplorable

This article from the WHO Doctor was as ridiculous as those found on Xinhua News Agency.

It’s like he didnt even try to appear to be reasonable


16 posted on 03/19/2020 8:04:12 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I was just going to type in something similar to your post, but you said it much better...

Media is completely worthless...


17 posted on 03/19/2020 8:06:27 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cecilia Marcellina Vega should not be recognized or called upon at any Trump administration press event. She has been obstreperous from the start and is clearly a Hillary backer. The most effective and terrifying method of rebuking publicity hounds, or would that be bitches, like Cecilia is to ignore them. They live for controversy.


18 posted on 03/19/2020 8:09:15 AM PDT by PerConPat ( A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground..Mencken)
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President Trump and ABC News’s Cecilia Vega have had a few
testy exchanges over the last couple years. Nothing new.


19 posted on 03/19/2020 8:20:30 AM PDT by deport
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(Vega) has been obstreperous from the start

Had to look it up. A synonym "caterwauling" isn't too far off either ... she's looking to get satisfaction and fawning from her journalist pals.

20 posted on 03/19/2020 8:20:58 AM PDT by Tellurian (DeMullahkRats would smugly tell even God "you didn't build that".)
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