White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway denied a White House official called the coronavirus the “kung flu” to an Asian reporter’s face, which was reported The Daily Beast:
I’m not going to engage in hypotheticals. I’m married to an Asian. My kids are partly. My kids are 25% Filipino. You’re all so obsessed, I thought you knew.
I’m trying to be here to help you help America understand how to slow the spread and you’re shouting at me in a way about something somebody allegedly said to somebody else. And I’m asking who was it? Why don’t we go to the source. I certainly didn’t say it, I don’t believe it.