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Trump promotes “pandemic of hate” with “Kung Flu” term



Jun 25, 2020, 08:26

(People's Daily Online) U.S. President Donald Trump keeps using the term “Kung Flu” and the internet is fuming. Most recently, at his “Students for Trump” convention in a church in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump took a moment to run through a list of names for a virus that has killed over 120,000 Americans and in the words of Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “brought this nation to its knees.”

Declaring that there has never been anything with so many names, Trump said, “Wuhan – Wuhan was catching on. Coronavirus, right?” He then said, “Kung Flu, yeah?” at which point the crowd of roughly 3,000 young supporters who filled the megachurch burst out in cheers and applause. Trump then repeated the term to egg on the disturbing moment.

His use of the offensive term comes on the heels of his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Trump also used it to describe coronavirus, resulting in a firestorm of criticism online. Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of labor in the Obama administration, responded by saying it is painful to think of all the Asian-American kids who will be taunted. “If you have kids, please watch this video and tell them this isn’t okay,” he pleaded.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang also took to social media to express his disgust, calling Trump’s use of the offensive term to describe coronavirus as “stupid” and “racist.” A fan page of Yang responded to his comment by saying that Trump knows his words hurt and he uses this language to amplify hatred and division.

Many people agree that the term “Kung Flu” is highly offensive and they have called on Trump to stop with the racist language. Even White House aide Kellyanne Conway has publicly condemned the term, mentioning that her family has Asian heritage.

However, what made the scene in Phoenix even more disturbing is that a church full of supporters cheered the racist rhetoric. Some Twitter users compared it to a televised Klan rally and one user wrote, “[Trump] took off his hood today.” To make matters worse, this happened on a day when Asian-Americans remembered Chinese-American Vincent Chin, who was beaten to death by two white autoworkers who mistook him for being Japanese and accused him of stealing their jobs in Detroit, Michigan, in 1982.

Hate has been on the rise in America in recent years and studies have shown a clear correlation between Trump-related rhetoric and reports of hate. It is evidence that Trump’s harmful rhetoric can have harmful consequences in the real world, especially in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken a heavy toll on America.

It is reckless for someone at the highest level of government to fuel fear and hate by using terms that tie certain groups to diseases. Some might see Trump’s use of the term “Kung Flu” or other related terms as a harmless or amusing way to take a jab at China or connect with his core, but the scapegoating and scaremongering is fueling fear and hate, leading to increased incidents of racist threats and attacks against Asian people in America and around the world.

We should beware of the “pandemic of hate” that is making the coronavirus pandemic even more dangerous and deadly. Trump’s use of racialized language for the pandemic—and at a time of racial turmoil in the America—is not harmless fun or something to joke about.

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The thing that really concerns me, if Biden is elected will he be any different from Trump, in his dealings with China, only time will tell,after all they both come from the same generation, most persons of their age have gone into retirement by now, it would seem that America is run over the hill geriatrics. 

pnp post time: 2020-06-27 11:43

It's you doing the suggesting.

  Trump was guided into doing what the Middle Kingdom needed to get out of that buying mode...

 Nowadays, we're inventing, producing and beginning to be free from uncle Sam's hickups...



Trump is obviously very badly kungfu-ed by covid-19 since after more than 6 months into covid-19 attacks ( exhibiting more than 2.6 million known victims and at least 126,000 known deaths ) inside the US turfs he could not remember the meaning of "COVID-19" and entirely forgot what "19" in it meant.  He is either very badly beaten by Biden or totally wrecked up by COVID-19 from taking in multiple kungfu kicks and punches to his arrogant, insulting and foolish head !

Little wonder too that even his very evil right hand man, Pomp the great liar, cheater and thief, thought and said Trump was just "full of shits" ( memoirs of a fired John Bolton ).  It is  simply a case of " White House Mutiny " exerting various symptoms of "cloaks and daggers" fiasco(s).  Why not since these are typical cia arts and expertise embedded inside the WH to teach others how to lie, cheat and steal other than to devise schemes of hates, sabotages, espionage and murders ?  ( Latest news, Iran is advancing international lawsuits against " murderers " for the ambush and murder of its top-General whose title carried the rank equivalent to a  Secretary of State ) .

GhostBuster post time: 2020-06-29 22:03

In my view Trump is suffering from a disease related to his promiscuous life style both past and present, if re elected it is possible that he will not survive the four years, due to health issues. Something I found out when I was living in Johannesburg, that through some quirk of fate, American Presidents elected in a year ending in a nought, normally die in office, for e.g Lincoln elected 1860 assasinated 1865, McKinley assasinated 1900,Harding in the 1920,s ill health,Rooseveldt 1940 - 1944, ill health,Kennedy 1960-1963 assasinated,Reagan,attempted assasinted 1980. Interesting is it not.


Sign that US President Donald John Trump must be in poor health condition that he could not even pronounce words correctly as shown by new names he uttered for the same illness that he did suffered. 

Probably, it was the medication that could have done harm to him!

ceciliazhang post time: 2020-06-25 08:27

For Evans, there is no need to be speechless...

Posting content like this, is causing racial hatred !!!!
Trump can't succeed a second time lying to American people; In 2016 he presented himself as a successful non estbalishment candidate that would brnig about change in US politics, many Americans fell for it and voted him in. Now many are regretting it. 2020 is different, Trump has a record of 3.5 years of very bad presidency, wheras in 2016 e has no such record. And btw, he is not a 'successful' businessman he wanted voters to believe; in fact he was bankrupted 6 times, and lost billions in his biz deals. He hid all these and more, such the Stormy Daniels saga etc, from voters then!
Well done Bolton, for exposing Trump for what he is, not fit to be president!
" Which ever way, the Middle Kingdom will have gained 30 years in them 4 years"

So are you suggesting that Trump is a blessing for China despite his trade wars, 'Kung Flu' virus etc?