Youngkin essentially demurred over Trump writing Friday on social media: “Young Kin … Sounds Chinese,” saying he had not seen the post.
The assumed subtext of the Trump comment is that China is a bitter enemy of Americans, particularly Republicans, who have blamed COVID-19 on China, run by the Chinese Communist Party and where the virus was first detected, calling in the “China virus.”
“First of all, I didn’t see it [Trump’s statement] and I have to be honest I’ve been busy all morning,” Youngkin said Friday. “I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together and that’s what we’re working on … . That’s not the way I roll. It’s not the way I behave and I think, again, this is a moment for us to come together as a nation.”