“I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny"

According to the New York Times, former president Barack Obama has condemned the incumbent president for “anti-Asian sentiment”.

Last week, President Trump triggered controversy by using the phrase “Kung Flu” to describe the Coronavirus.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany separately defended the president.

Trump came under fire for repeatedly referring to the virus as “Chinese”.

On a Zoom fund-raiser call, Obama reportedly “expressed outrage at the president’s use of “kung flu” and “China virus” to describe the coronavirus.”

“I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny,” Obama said.

“I don’t want that. That still shocks and pisses me off.”

In related news, Filipino American leaders in California called out Trump’s use of the term, slamming it for racism.

 

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