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White House defends Trump's use of 'kung flu'

Published on 23 Jun 2020 11:11:27 AM

Despite criticism over US President Donald Trump's use of the term "kung flu" to describe the coronavirus at his rally in Tulsa over the weekend as racist, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday (June 22) said the media was trying to "play games" with nomenclature.

Asked by a reporter why Trump was using racist language, McEnany said he was linking it to its place of origin and the “focus should be on the fact that China let this out of their country."

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