Trump dubs COVID-19 ‘Chinese virus’ despite hate crime risks

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DEB RIECHMANN and TERRY TANG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn't think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination. Since coronavirus infections started appearing in the United States in January, Asian Americans have shared stories of minor aggression to blatant attacks from people blaming them for the pandemic, which has killed more than 130 people in the United States. Among the hate crimes reported in major cities with Chinese communities: An Asian man in a Brooklyn subway car who was yelled at and sprayed with Febreze air freshener. In Los Angel
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