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Meghan McCain Apologizes for Aiding Donald Trump's Anti-Asian “Racist Rhetoric”

Meghan McCain Apologizes for Aiding Donald Trump's Anti-Asian “Racist Rhetoric”

Meghan McCain is apologizing for her past comments about COVID-19.

The View co-host released a statement to her Twitter after being called out by John Oliver on his show, Last Week Tonight.

John noted that despite sharing a graphic that said “Stop Asian Hate” in response to the tragic shooting in Atlanta that left eight dead, Meghan had previously said she had “no problem” with Donald Trump referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus.”

“I think if the left wants to focus on P.C. labelling this virus, it is a great way to get Trump re-elected,” she said in the clip. “I don’t have a problem with people calling it whatever they want. It’s a deadly virus that did originate in Wuhan… I don’t have a problem with it.”

“Oh good! Meghan McCain doesn’t have a problem with it,” John said in the new episode. “Listen not to the scores of Asian Americans telling everyone that the term is dangerous and offensive. Instead, gather around and take the word of a wealthy white woman who’s dressed like she’s about to lay off 47 people over Zoom.”

Meghan McCain posted this week, ‘Stop Asian Hate,’ with three broken hearts emoji, which is a fine sentiment to throw up on Twitter after the fact. But there has to be an understanding that saying, ‘I don’t have a problem with calling it the China virus’ is very much giving space for hate to grow,” he continued.

Meghan wrote on Twitter, “I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been targeted towards the Asian-American community. There is no doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of these attacks and I apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda.”

Meghan also recently faced backlash over disparaging comments she made about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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