Donald Trump has been asked numerous times during White House briefings on why he continues to call the coronavirus the “Chinese virus,’ and he replied “It comes from China, that’s why.”
“It’s not racist at all.”
He even stated so on Twitter.
Among the many people who were turned off by him referring to it as that was one Jeremy Lin.
The former NBA player recently took to Twitter and blasted the President for his actions.
“And I dont wanna hear about no German measles/Spanish flu bc everyday Asian-Americans inc ppl I know are threatened and physically attacked. I dont give a crap about the history of names rn. What I do know is this subtle anti-Chinese message only empowers more hate towards asians,” Lin explained.
Lin, who was born in Torrance, Calif., is of Taiwanese descent. He currently plays professional b-ball for the Beijing Ducks after spending nine years in the NBA.