WATCH: Colbert Attacks Trump for Using Term “Chinese Virus,” says “It’s a very racist term”

Comedian Stephen Colbert took issue Tuesday with President Trump using the term “Chinese virus,” calling it “a very racist term.”

Stephen Colbert:

Now, we’ve all been calling it coronavirus or COVID-19 but Trump’s been tooting his dog whistle pretty hard by calling it ‘Chinese virus’ and he defended it at today’s press conference.

President Trump: (news footage)

i have to call it where it came from. It did come from China, so I think it’s a very accurate term.

Stephen Colbert:

No it’s not. It’s a very racist term. If you care so much about naming things where they came from, then call it “bat bite fever.”


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