A SOFTER, GENTLER DONALD
PRESSES ON AMID CRITICISM
At President Trump’s recent press update on government action to counter coronavirus, PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor claimed that some unidentified White House functionary referred to the pandemic flippantly as “kung-flu.”
Bringing this up was, of course, the latest in ongoing media efforts to keep painting the Trump Administration as fundamentally racist.
Actually, this clever expression is a perfect example of that great American ability to disarm fear with humor which has served us so well during many periods of crisis. So let’s get something straight…
Nobody … nobody … NOBODY believes that being ethnically Chinese makes you responsible for coronavirus.