Trump’s Racist History Invokes Deadly Anti-Asian Attacks

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The Mass shooting in Atlanta, which left 8 people dead, including 6 Asian women could be linked to Trump’s Racist Anti-Asian rhetoric.

President Trump repeatedly labelled the deadly respiratory disease the “China virus” or “Wuhan flu” throughout the last year as his administration oversaw the loss of half a million American lives to the pandemic and he sought a scapegoat for his own mishandling of the crisis, attempting to pin the blame on China, where the virus was first identified.

 

Asian-American Advocates Address Shooting In Atlanta Amid Spike In Anti-Asian Attacks

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Stop AAPI Hate Co-founder Russell Jeung, and Oakland Chinatown community ambassador Sakhone Lasaphangthong join Andrea Mitchell to talk about the shooting in Atlanta, which left 8 people dead, including 6 Asian women. “We are so hurt about what happened last night in Atlanta, but also hurt about this year’s long worth of hateful incidents and hate crimes that have skyrocketed across the country,” Congresswoman Meng says. Aired on 03/17/2021.

 

The Atlanta shooting suspect, Robert Aaron Long’s church has been caught deleting incriminating sermons on “radical feminism” and other right-wing hate ideology.

 

‘No question’ Trump’s racist rhetoric fuelled anti-Asian hate, says White House

President Trump repeatedly labelled the deadly respiratory disease the ” China virus” or “Wuhan flu” throughout the last year as his administration oversaw the loss of half a million American lives to the pandemic and he sought a scapegoat for his own mishandling of the crisis, attempting to pin the blame on China, where the virus was first identified.

Per the above article; “Mr Trump had also stoked Sinophobic sentiment during his trade war with China, which he once declared he had been chosen by god to commence, and attempted to attack his Democratic presidential rival by nicknaming him “Beijing Biden” on the campaign trail.

“I think there’s no question that some of the damaging rhetoric that we saw during the prior administration – calling Covid the ‘Wuhan virus’ or other things – led to perceptions of the Asian American community that are inaccurate, unfair… has elevated threats against Asian Americans, and we’re seeing that around the country,” Ms Saki said during her Wednesday briefing.

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