‘How Dare You’: Actress Lana Condor Shreds Trump for Using the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

Lana Condor is voicing her concerns about President Donald Trump referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus.”

Condor took to Twitter on Wednesday with a message to Trump. She started with words of advice simply asking the president to “be better.”

She went on to share her opinion of Trump’s “Chinese Virus” remarks as she labeled his words as “racist.”

“You have no idea the ramifications your racist words [and] actions have on the Asian American community,” Condor wrote. “You simply cannot even fathom the danger you are putting our community in. How dare you. You should be ashamed of yourself.”

She went on to note the characteristics of a leader and accused Trump of failing to lead.

“You call yourself a leader?” she asked. “You know what leaders do? They LEAD by setting good examples and ACTION. Something we’ve yet to see you do. You need to take notes.”

Condor’s confronting tweet follows multiple tweets and press conferences where Trump has referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus” due to its presumed point of origin.

The terminology has been criticized but Trump has defended using the term, as previously reported on IJR.

Like Condor, Chinese officials previously expressed disapproval of the reference. However, Trump has a different perspective. Wednesday morning, he defended himself again, insisting he is always taken the virus seriously.

After signing the Defense Production Act on Wednesday, he used the term again.

He tweeted, “I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst-case scenario in the future. Hopefully, there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!”

When asked during a press conference on Wednesday about this continued use of the term, he explained why he does not believe it is “racist.”

“It’s not racist at all,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “It comes from China, that’s why.”

On another occasion, Trump further explained his rationale, saying he used the term “Chinese virus” after the Chinese claimed the U.S. military was the source of the virus, as The New York Times reports.

“I didn’t appreciate the fact that China was saying that our military gave it to them,” Mr. Trump said. “I think saying that our military gave it to them creates a stigma.”

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Responses

  1. 1. Who the hell is Lana Condor and why should anyone who names herself after a giant vulture matter?

    2. I USE the term Wuhan virus because THAT’S EXACTLY WHERE IT ORIGINATED. I notice the bobbleheads do not object to Spanish flu (a misnomer), Zika, Ebola, etc.

    Will they start protesting Buffalo wings? Morons.

    3. This raises the question of PC making “special” allowances. Blacks can freely use the n-word. By that illogic I can freely use Wuhan virus or the Kung Flu. See how inconsistent (and stupid) they are?

    4. China lied. People died. They are still dying. In this case the name and guilt are perfectly appropriate.

  2. King Donald The Loser is such trash. He never accepts responsibility for his actions or words, as he is doing here, and he always points to OTHERS as being responsible or the culprits for whatever happens. It is NEVER his fault.

    He has no idea what it means to be a responsible leader, let alone how to be a decent person. Human trash!

    1. …and YOU know trash.

      How’s Bernie’s campaign doing comrade?

      Are you tied in knots deciding whether you’ll vote Dim just because of your TDS and the BOM must be removed? Or will you sit this one out because of depression?