Former US president Barack Obama has slammed Donald Trump’s use of the nickname “Kung Flu” to describe coronavirus, accusing his successor of promoting “anti-Asian sentiment” in the United States.

Obama, who has become increasingly outspoken with November’s presidential election drawing closer, took part in an invitation-only virtual fundraiser for the Democratic Party’s nominee, Joe Biden, last Thursday.

A transcript of Obama’s comments was leaked to the New York Times, which the…

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