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 WarrenCan Biden find a third way between Trumpism and Obama-era globalism? Left seeks to influence Biden picks while signaling unity Schwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration MORE (D-Mass.) posted an image of one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech 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."


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 SandersOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks Sanders says he can't support bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal in its current form Progressives push for direct payments to be included in COVID-19 relief deal 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.