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 WarrenCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election MORE (D-Mass.) posted an image of one of President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate 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 SandersSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Bipartisan infrastructure win shows Democrats must continue working across the aisle 'The land is us' — Tribal activist turns from Keystone XL to Line 3 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.