Trump Sends Out Extremely Racist Tweet About Coronavirus And Gets Bashed For It
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to try and reassure anxious Americans that financial assistance would be coming, but he couldn’t help but use racism to send out his message.
“For the people that are now out of work because of the important and necessary containment policies, for instance the shutting down of hotels, bars and restaurants, money will soon be coming to you,” Trump tweeted. “The onslaught of the Chinese Virus is not your fault! Will be stronger than ever!”
For the people that are now out of work because of the important and necessary containment policies, for instance the shutting down of hotels, bars and restaurants, money will soon be coming to you. The onslaught of the Chinese Virus is not your fault! Will be stronger than ever!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to call Trump out for his racist tweet. Here are some responses:
And call it COVID-19. Your racism is showing.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 18, 2020
Gretchen, stop trying to make China Virus happen! It's not going to happen
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 18, 2020
Dear Donald Trump,
You ARE the American Virus.
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) March 18, 2020
19 days ago, Donald Trump mocked the coronavirus as a Democratic and media hoax.
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) March 18, 2020
The coronavirus is not the “Chinese Virus.” Scapegoating Asian Americans for the economy and for people being out of work is extremely dangerous and hateful. We were already walking on thin ice and suffering discrimination before the President started this campaign to attack us.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 18, 2020
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) March 18, 2020
— David Huynh (@quitehuynhsome) March 18, 2020
On February 26, you said that the number of infested with Coronavirus in the U.S. would go down to zero. This is a fact. Now you're scared and listening to the medical experts. Millions will die. Better late than never, I suppose.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 18, 2020