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Trump asks what the '19' in COVID-19 stands for

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Published on June 24, 2020 - Duration: 01:09s

Trump asks what the '19' in COVID-19 stands for

Referring to the coronavirus as the 'kung flu' again, which many consider racist, U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday said he couldn't figure out what the '19' in COVID-19 stood for.

The CDC says the '19' signifies the coronavirus disease of 2019.

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Trump asks what the '19' in COVID-19 stands for

"I said, 'What's the 19?'

COVID-19.

Some people can't explain what the 19.

COVID-19.

I said, 'that's an odd name'," Trump told young supporters in Phoenix.

"I've never seen anything like it." There are more that 2.3 million cases and over 120,000 fatalities in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Tuesday.

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