Conway: “Kung Flu” Is Offensive, “Chinese Virus” Isn’t

The Daily Beast reports:

“This morning a White House official referred to #Coronavirus as the ‘Kung-Flu’ to my face,” CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang tweeted on Tuesday. “Makes me wonder what they’re calling it behind my back.”

Kellyanne Conway was asked about the incident on Wednesday morning and responded with typical indignation. “Of course it’s wrong,” the White House counselor said, but refused to engage in what she described as a “hypothetical” situation.

Yet despite Kellyanne Conway’s insistence that it is “wrong” to call the coronavirus “Kung-Flu,” she has defended President Donald Trump’s use of the phrase “Chinese virus” in tweets and press conferences, arguing that he’s just referring to its origin.