The war of words between the Trump administration and China over the origin of coronavirus has escalated as President Trump is going out of his way to call it the “Chinese Virus” and China has embarked on a propaganda campaign to shift blame for the pandemic away from the Chinese Communist Party’s handling of the crisis.The escalation comes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the United States, shutting down sporting events, restaurants, bars and elections across the country.”I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, commenting on news coverage about his response to the pandemic — one of three Wednesday morning tweets referencing the “Chinese Virus.”CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWTRUMP TELLS PEOPLE OUT OF WORK OVER CORONAVIRUS THAT ‘MONEY WILL SOON BE COMING TO YOU’Minutes earlier he tweeted: “I will be having a news conference today to discuss very important news from the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] concerning the Chinese Virus!”Trump also repeatedly called the pathogen, which causes a disease officially called COVID-19, the “Chinese virus,” in remarks at a White House coronavirus briefing Tuesday afternoon.CORONAVIRUS CASES TOP 200,000 WORLDWIDE, DEATH TOLL PASSES 8,000Almost simultaneously, China moved to continue its propaganda war over the coronavirus by


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