"The spreading of the virus is not their fault in any way, shape or form", he said at a press conference, amid reports that Chinese Americans or those of Asian appearance are expressing fear of verbal and physical attacks as the spread of the virus, which first hit China, causes major disruption to society and the economy in the United States.
However, Trump has now has called for the protection of the Asian American community after he was accused of fueling a backlash against them by using such terms.
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Trump has drawn significant backlash for repeatedly using the term "Chinese virus" in social media messaging and during news conferences, with experts and the public saying it perpetuates the racist association between the illness and those of Asian descent.
"It seems there has been a little bit of nasty language toward Asian Americans in our country, and I don't like that at all", Trump told reporters later during the question and answer portion of the task force briefing.
The US President has often called COVID-19 as "Chinese Virus" which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has explicitly advised against it.
Asian people have been linked to the virus and have faced harassment and discrimination in the U.S. and other countries.
Last night American president Donald Trump spoke about the new circumstances U.S. and the rest of the world are facing.
Taro Aso, the gaffe-prone Japanese deputy prime minister, called the virus "Wuhan virus" at a press conference, referring to the central Chinese city where the illness was first reported late previous year.
At the same time, Trump and his administration have angrily rejected attempts by some Chinese officials to blame the virus on the US military.
On Friday, Trump said he greatly respected China and Xi, but added it was unfortunate the virus began in China and got out of control.
According to official government data collated by Johns Hopkins University, as of Monday night there were 46,371 confirmed COVID-19 infections in the United States and 585 deaths.