Warren blurs out 'Chinese' in tweet criticizing Trump's response to coronavirus

Warren blurs out 'Chinese' in tweet criticizing Trump's response to coronavirus
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks Overnight Defense: Embattled Pentagon policy nominee withdraws, gets appointment to deputy policy job | Marines, sailor killed in California training accident identified | Governors call for extension of funding for Guard's coronavirus response MORE (D-Mass.) posted an image of one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE's tweet on the coronavirus on Thursday, blurring out the word "Chinese," which the president has repeatedly used in reference to COVID-19.

In her comment, the former presidential candidate criticized the Trump administration's response to the pandemic, citing shortages of medical supplies and telling him to "stop dragging your feet & burying your head."

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The president has refused to stop referring to the coronavirus as a "China" or "Chinese" disease, saying the terminology is "not racist at all."

“It comes from China. That’s why. I want to be accurate,” Trump said Wednesday when asked about criticism of his phrasing. “It is not racist at all ... China tried to say at one point — maybe they stopped — that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen. That is not going to happen, as long as I am president. It comes from China.”

Warren has been critical of the administration's handling of the coronavirus in the U.S., signing a letter with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Trump Spanish-language ad equates progressives, socialists Biden's tax plan may not add up MORE (I-Vt.) and several Democratic colleagues calling for answers about test kit shortages on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, she sent a separate letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting clarification from Director Robert Redfield about whether the agency would commit to issuing free test kits and treatments for uninsured Americans suffering from the coronavirus.