This is embarrassing.
During a recent airing of Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Symone Sanders, a Biden Adviser, chastised President Trump for referring to the coronavirus by a “racial slur.” She said, “Testing is still a real issue. We were happy to see the Trump administration and the president come out to the podium today and enact a number of sweeping changes. But the reality is, we have to ensure that we are doing what’s best for the American people. That means testing. That means being as innovative and creative as we can. But that also means being transparent.”
“[I]f the Trump administration is getting the number of tests out that they said are going to get out, then that is amazing. But the reality is, we have not seen the tests that the Trump administration promised in the field and we have not seen those results yet. Now, results could be coming. … And some of what he said today was good. But the reality is, he also stood at the podium and called the coronavirus, COVID-19, what I would suggest is a racial slur.”
The host of the show wanted to clarify and told Sanders that the name of the virus was where it originated from, to which she said “that Trump’s name for the virus is ‘offensive.'” Read and watch a clip here.