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President Trump's "Chinese Virus" Comments

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2020

This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:


  • President Trump has faced backlash against his use of the phrase "Chinese virus" to describe the coronavirus. Various Republican politicians publicly agreed with and defended the President, including Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.
  • The director of the CDC has publicly discouraged referring to the coronavirus as "Chinese." The coronavirus is officially called SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes is officially
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