China Daily’s chief Washington correspondent Chen Weihua called Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn “a lifetime bitch” after she said China has a long “history of cheating and stealing.”
“China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…,” Blackburn tweeted Thursday morning, prompting Chen, who is also the Deputy Editor of China Daily USA, to hurl derogatory remarks at her.
“This is the most racist and ignorant US Senator I have seen,” Chen replied on Twitter. “A lifetime bitch.” (RELATED: Democratic Strategist Calls GOP Sen Marsha Blackburn ‘Inbred Racist Trash’)
This is the most racist and ignorant US Senator I have seen. A lifetime bitch.
— Chen Weihua （陈卫华） (@chenweihua) December 3, 2020
In another response, Chen simply called Blackburn a “bitch.”
Other responses also accused Blackburn of being racist, with The Daily Beast’s editor-at-large Molly Jong-Fast writing that it “is racism” and suggesting she “delete it and apologize.”
Chen has previously written obscene tweets, such as when German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden in November. Maas brought up China as one challenge he hoped the countries could “solve.”
“The fucking Maas,” Chen wrote in a tweet that he later deleted before writing that “I can see nothing but hate for China from Maas. It only applies to him,” Taiwan News reported.