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Asian American doctor on Trump's "Chinese virus" rhetoric

"I want the president of the United States to stop this. I want everyone else who follows him to stop using this type of language, because we are all in this together." This Asian doctor explains why the "Chinese virus" rhetoric is so harmful to society.

Why the coronavirus shouldn’t be called the “Chinese Virus”

Brut spoke to Dr. Eugene Gu, CEO of Cool Quit, about Trump using this “Chinese Virus” rhetoric and how it is hurtful to society as a whole. “It's very heartbreaking for me. I want the president of the United States to stop this. I want everyone else who follows him to stop using this type of language, because we are all in this together.”, he explains.

President Trump is facing intense backlash for calling coronavirus “the Chinese virus.”

“We continue our relentless effort to defeat the Chinese virus.”, Trump recently announced. While Asian-Americans nationwide have already reported being targeted in attacks linked to coronavirus fears. Dr. Eugene Gu says he fears the rhetoric could lead to increased discrimination and racism. Dr. Gu explains, “I've seen reports of Asian-Americans being beaten on the streets, you know, throughout the United States and other countries. And it's very scary because when the president says it's a Chinese virus, he's implying that all Chinese-Americans and Asian-Americans, too, are dirty or we're like vermin, like cockroaches or rats carrying disease. That's the same kind of language that led to the genocide in Rwanda. And that's why I'm very scared about that. I want to make sure that we have awareness about the dangers of using language like that that could lead to hate crimes.” Since Trump has started calling it the “Chinese virus” there have been dozens of reports of incidents of bias against the Chinese Americans in the U.S. When Trump was asked why he kept using this phrasing even though people stated it was racist, he responded, “It's not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That's why. It comes from China.”

Trump has doubled down on referring to this language as criticism mounts over how his administration is handling pandemic response

Dr. Gu reveals, “He's trying to scapegoat Asian-Americans and Chinese Americans, because every time the Dow Jones Industrial Average takes a hit and takes a nosedive, he feels like his power and his reelection chances, chances are in jeopardy. And so in order to take back his power, he's like a cornered animal and he's lashing out at Asian-Americans and saying, hey, it's not my fault. It's their fault.” Dr. Gu also works with many other Asian-American physicians around the country who are working to provide care for patients who are suspected of having the coronavirus and to help them get through it. They are providing 24/7 care for patients of all backgrounds white, black, Asian, Native American. They swore an oath to help everyone. “Asian-Americans are Americans, too. We love our country. We love our fellow Americans. And to have the president, United States, throw us under the bus like this is so tragic and also incredibly unjust.”, he concludes.

Brut.

03/24/2020 12:09 AM
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1227 comments

  • Los T.
    05/17/2020 20:44

    when china made products & send to world it's called made in china then Corona virus also made in china so it's called Chinese virus ok . china governmen don't fool whole world in this time . Now stop do just like this virus weapons Becoz of that thousands of people's die in this world die till now Becoz of this Chinese crazy government.

  • Romita M.
    05/17/2020 17:49

    Asshole

  • Kiet H.
    05/16/2020 21:13

    It’s a white racist virus.

  • Say S.
    05/13/2020 22:01

    that may be ur interpretation I do not go along with terrorist regimes, whatever the goal may be, nobody is allowed to mess up with humanity at large, we have only one planet and China is responsible for the death of so many senior human beings that could of have enjoyed their grandchildren until God decides to call them to him, not CHINA

  • Chen M.
    05/13/2020 10:15

    German measles ?

  • Halim S.
    05/13/2020 03:34

    True

  • Crystal B.
    05/12/2020 19:00

    YOU go make a video telling the CCP to stop mistreating the Africans there, then I will believe your bullshit. Boy if you was in your OWN country youd be killed for like conduct. So you need to GO BACK TO CHINA, and free your people from the CCP!!! Ok 👏🏽

  • Catharina M.
    05/12/2020 15:47

    Like this

  • Mark V.
    05/12/2020 09:22

    It come from a lab in China were Chinese were weaponizing the virus {Chinese virus 🦠) is racist unless your weak libtard or you believe the communist word

  • Maria M.
    05/12/2020 02:39

    Trump is the Friend of Hitler.

  • Greg W.
    05/11/2020 20:40

    Stick it to them trump!!!!

  • Ann C.
    05/11/2020 18:05

    Calling it by its origin is normal

  • Cassie D.
    05/10/2020 16:04

    I'm sorry to say this we got a prejudice and racist president I'm deeply sorry or anybody that use ever you know offended or you know put down because of how they are or us disabled people you know I'm deeply sorry for our president's behavior I should not be the 1 be sitting you're apologizing he should be but you know what I'm doing actually bigger man to what he is to actually say I'm deeply sorry for our president's behavior.

  • Wouter M.
    05/10/2020 12:43

    Chinese wuhan virus ,fuck you and fuck you down syndrome whinnie the poo bear that you have as dictator witch still lives in the Han era

  • Tik P.
    05/10/2020 02:41

    Send chines doctor back to China ok

  • Maggi C.
    05/06/2020 21:50

    Well, this is a virus and it is killing all humans! Some of you love an opportunity to hate on any nationality or race that you feel is inferior to yours. Regardless of who, what, where, when and how this happened. Our leaders, the supposed protectors of this nation did not listen, did not heed warning, and did not take advice from experts. So here we are...suffering and dying! Do your part to help protect yourself and your family. We cannot count on the Chinese government nor the US government to do what is right for public health. It is money over people, definitely here in the US!

  • Joni P.
    05/06/2020 21:06

    It’s true dude

  • Edith D.
    05/06/2020 15:11

    K

  • Margaret C.
    05/06/2020 14:27

    But cant blame the ppl it could have came from any country

  • Margaret C.
    05/06/2020 14:23

    Hey also stop being racist to black African migrants workers, torturing butchering frying boiling dogs while still alive and Yes Trump quit using the term Chinese virus even tho it came from China ever the less 2 sides to every story Respect for all