President Trump has referred to COVID-19 as the ‘Kung Flu,’ ‘Wuhan Virus,’ and the ‘Chinese virus,’ but now the script has been flipped as the General Assembly of the United Nations voted today to begin officially calling coronavirus the ‘Trump Virus’ or the “American Flu’. A statement from the United Nations explained the move.
“With more than a quarter of the world’s COVID-19 cases and deaths happening within his country, Donald Trump and the United States are quite clearly the face of this pandemic,” the statement read. “The Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain, but like the United States, they had the most cases and deaths. So it is in that spirit that we will from here on out officially refer to this disease as the ‘Trump Virus’ or ‘American Flu’. This way, historically speaking, the virus will have been named appropriately.”