WASHINGTON – Former US President Barack Obama has slammed his successor Donald Trump who tries to promote anti-Asian sentiment by using racist language “kung flu” to call the coronavirus during campaign rallies, US media reported on Monday.
“I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny. I don’t want that. That still shocks and pisses me off,” Obama reportedly said in an invite-only fundraiser last week for presumptive Democratic president nominee Joe Biden.
When the World Health Organization announced the official name for the novel coronavirus in February, the UN agency made it clear that the designation did not stigmatize any geographical location, animal, individual or group of people.