When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded to the president’s recent tweet about the federal response to the coronavirus, she opted to censor one word. The Massachusetts Democrat who recently dropped out of the 2020 presidential primary race blurred out “Chinese” in Donald Trump’s reference to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Trump has received widespread criticism for referring to the disease as “Chinese,” using a press conference this week to push back against claims that it is racist.
Despite the edit, Warren’s response did not mention the omitted word.
“President Trump, are your eyes stitched shut?” she wrote. “Hospitals need test kits, ventilators, & other medical supplies. That’s why the DPA exists. Stop dragging your feet & burying your head & start helping hospitals that are about to be slammed by this pandemic.”
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