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Even before cities began shutting down all restaurants to stop the spread of the virus, Chinese restaurant owners were already experiencing steep declines in business because of racial stigma.

“It’s not racist at all,” Trump said, adding that he calls it the “Chinese virus” because he wants to be accurate.

“We have an irresponsible president who continues to refer to COVID-19 as a Chinese virus.

The president was asked whether using a term like “Chinese virus” puts Asian Americans at risk.

On Tuesday, CBS reporter Weijia Jiang had tweeted that a White House official had called the coronavirus the “Kung-Flu” in front of her.

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