After repeated referring to COVID-19 as "Chinese Virus," President Donald Trump is now urging the protection of the Asian American community.
"It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States, and all around the world," Trump tweeted.
"They are amazing people, and the spreading of the Virus is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form," Trump continued, in a dramatic change in messaging. "They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!"
Here is Trump's recent commentary on "Chinese Virus":
My friend (always there when I’ve needed him!), Senator @RandPaul, was just tested “positive” from the Chinese Viru… https://t.co/uSiglzscuZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584926408.0
CHINESE VIRUS FACT CHECK https://t.co/qJugCylvE2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584845607.0
I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case sc… https://t.co/h291bq0ZLB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584567442.0
I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my v… https://t.co/UCnbt90Nx7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584531993.0
I will be having a news conference today to discuss very important news from the FDA concerning the Chinese Virus!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584529969.0
For the people that are now out of work because of the important and necessary containment policies, for instance t… https://t.co/B5ZhTEwyXy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584528074.0