George Takei: Trump Saying ‘Chinese Virus’ Sends A ‘Signal To The Haters In His Constituency’

(Breitbart) – Actor George Takei is taking issue with President Trump referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” contending that the phrase is “sending a signal to the haters in his constituency.”

The Star Trek actor, in a Saturday appearance on the left-wing network MSNBC, said that the president’s decision to refer to the coronavirus — which originated in Wuhan, China — as the “Chinese virus” sends “a cold chill throughout the Asian-American community” and added that Trump is “sending a signal to the haters in his constituency, and there are plenty of them there.”

Takei provided a number of examples, including an incident shared by NYPD’s hate crimes unit depicting a man attacking a woman wearing a face mask in the Chinatown subway station in February. A witness alleged hearing the man use the words “diseased bitch.”

Takei also cited the lynchings of 20 Chinese men in the central plaza of Los Angeles in 1870s, as well the internment of Japanese-Americans under Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“So we have this history. We want the term to be eliminated completely, but that sycophant Mike Pompeo used it publicly as well,” he added, asking Trump to “not be a participant” in the coronavirus tasks force briefings.

Indeed, Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have referred to the virus as either the “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus” — a decision Trump has repeatedly defended.

“I have to call it where it came from, it did come from China, so I think it’s a very accurate term,” Trump told reporters at a coronavirus press conference last week.

Takei, however, put his own spin on the virus, declaring in a tweet on Saturday that it “acts just like Trump.” He also used the hashtag #TrumpVirus.

“The coronavirus acts just like Trump. It gains a foothold and builds on ignorance. It grows because people don’t want to listen to science and the experts,” he said. “It shuts down our borders and cuts us off from each other. And it’s a symbol of our utter lack of preparedness. #TrumpVirus”

The actor-turned-activist is not the only celebrity to demonize Trump in the wake of the global pandemic. Actor Sean Penn suggested that worries of the Trump administration exploiting the use of the military during the coronavirus crisis may be warranted.

“I know that it would also be of some concern to people that the administration might exploit the use of the military in some ways,” he said during a Friday appearance on CNN.


  1. Georgie Boy is searching for relevance, but he has none. Anyway….tell me why anyone would attack a woman and try to pull off her mask if he thought she was diseased? I call it another fake hate crime.

  2. Comments like Takei’s only prove how narrow-minded and shallow those Hollywood types are.

  3. “…the president’s decision to refer to the coronavirus — which originated in Wuhan, China — as the ‘Chinese virus’ sends ‘a cold chill throughout the Asian-American community’ and added that Trump is ‘sending a signal to the haters in his constituency, and there are plenty of them there.’ ”

    There is, first of all, no such thing as the “ASIAN-American community.” This name was given by this really not-too-bright activist (doesn’t even have a real job), whose ancestors, the Japanese, stormed into China and took over the Chinese “Manchuria Province” calling it “Manchukuo.” They also stormed through and did incredible damage and caused long-lingering hatred in Korea (I lived there long enough to see the residual problems many years later); the Chinese and Koreans in America hardly identify with Japanese. The President is now calling it the Wuhan virus (from place of origin, a commonly-used standard of nomenclature, which he obviously either knows nothing about or he reads only WHO blurbs) or the Chinese virus (as a short form of the Chinese Communist Party – CCP) whose ignorance or worse helped to spread their disease to infect the world. Everything else he says illustrates his Trump Derangement Syndrome (a lingering mental illness characterized by hatred and psychotic projection, that can be easily spread and caught throughout Hollywood and most media “news”rooms). Now I know, next time I see any news source, even TeaParty or Breitbart, who publish an article about him, I won’t waste my time – he has already had his 15 minutes of shame, not fame (apology to Andy Warhol for re-shaping his expression to fit Takei).

    • Exactly, the guy is a flaming weirdo who spent way too much time around Uranus … and other butt holes. These confused people do not need any mass attention.


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