Say what you want about President Trump, but he has an almost magical ability to send lefties into a sputtering rage void of all reasoning and common sense. One of Trump’s recent coronavirus briefings sure got Westworld star Jeffrey Wright to look like a spit-flecked dunce.
Trump’s insistence on calling the coronavirus a “Chinese virus” -- which again, it is -- triggered vast swaths of the lefty community, particularly in Hollywood. Remember, saying “Chinese virus” might rub Chinese folks the wrong way. It’s not politically correct and that’s what matters in a global emergency.
Wright, who can’t stand Trump, (his Twitter feed reads like a collection of personal memoirs from someone living in a hostage situation, with daily assaults coming in the form of Trump press conferences and tweets) had quite the colorful reaction to Trump saying “Chinese virus.”
“‘Chinese virus.’ Like the dead give a fuck about his racist red meat idiocy,” Wright tweeted, adding, “Beshitted racist brand-man gameshow host. Worthless like an scrotal cyst.”
Wow, simply poetic. That’s quite a descriptive amalgamation of filth. Nice job, Jeffrey.
Mr. Wright wasn’t finished however. He tweeted, “Scientists: COVID-19 @realDonaldTrump: Chinese Virus, This is the problem in a nutshell, and still he cannot see it. A fucking idiot even as the ship bounces off the bottom and cracks open.” Trump is not playing delicately with an authoritarian regime that covered up initial outbreak data and has circulated crazy conspiracy theories about the U.S. Army bioengineering the coronavirus. That’s the huge problem here?
The Chinese regime is a bad actor, and pretending it isn’t is dangerous. That’s the defense Trump gave in the coronavirus presser he gave on March 18. He defended himself from the openly partisan questioning from ABC’s Cecilia Vega, who called Trump’s phraseology “racist.”
Trump responded, “It’s not racist at all, no. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I wanna be accurate.” After an interruption, he clarified, “I have great love for all of the people from our country, but as you know, China tried to say at one point -- maybe they stopped now -- that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen.”
And though that’s self-explanatory and accurate, Trump-hating hacks like Wright have to protest. He tweeted another, saying: “If @realDonaldTrump valued science as much as racism, he'd have taken this seriously in January and not have to deflect away from his incompetence & culpability now. Wuhan is a transpo hub of 11M people. Scientists have predicted an event like this for yrs. Fucking gameshow host.”
Though he acted in January, closing up travel from China based on the “science” of what went on (though it sounds racist, huh?) Oh but still, he should have seen it coming. Well, if a meteor hit and killed only one person, we are sure Mr. Wright would blame Trump for that too. And if Trump had called the meteor, the “Asteroid belt” meteor, Jeff would be even angrier on the part of that region's inhabitants.