Maher tends to name out his fellow liberals on political correctness and Friday’s episode of “Real Time” was no completely different.
As the coronavirus outbreak continued spreading throughout the U.S., President Trump and others sparked a nationwide debate by referring to the illness because the “Chinese coronavirus” or the “Wuhan virus” as a result of it started infecting individuals in Wuhan, China. But critics of the labels referred to as such phrases “racist” and “xenophobic,” insisting they would incite hate crimes towards Asian-Americans.
BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘PC’ UPROAR OVER ‘CHINESE VIRUS’ LABEL: ‘WE SHOULD BLAME CHINA’
Maher mocked the complainers, itemizing a number of different sicknesses which are named after their places of origin — such because the West Nile virus, Spanish flu and MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
“You can’t yell at someone for breaking a rule you just made up,” he mentioned, including: “So why should China get a pass?”
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Maher obtained reward from one other unlikely supply in the Trump marketing campaign. Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 marketing campaign supervisor, tweeted: “Never thought I would say it. But I agree with Bill Maher. Enough is enough.”
He added the hashtag “#shutdownthewetmarkets,” referring to the idea that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese moist market.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.