McEnany defends Trump's 'kung flu' comment at rally

“It's a fair thing to point out as China tries to ridiculously rewrite history, to ridiculously blame the coronavirus on American soldiers,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters during a news briefing, rejecting reporters’ characterization of the remark as racist. “President Trump is trying to say, 'no, China, I will label this virus for its place of origin.'”

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Trump used the term Saturday night during his first campaign rally since being sidelined by the pandemic in March, musing about how many different descriptors the virus has.

“It's a disease that without question has more names than any disease in history,” he said at the event in Oklahoma, which like more than two dozen states is experiencing a spike in new infections. Trump continued: “I can name kung flu, I can name 19 different versions of names. Many call it a virus, which it is. Many call it a flu, what difference?”  READ MORE HERE:  https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/22/mcenany-defends-trump-kung-flu-comment-333814