Donald Trump’s botched handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the resulting economic and political fallout, has truly backed him into a corner. Now he’s trying to keep his racist base from abandoning him, by suddenly referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus.”
Plenty of people have condemned Donald Trump for his latest racist stunt. Andrew Yang went for the jugular:
I have the feeling Trump has given up on the Asian American vote.
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) March 19, 2020
If you’re wondering, the vast majority of Asian Americans voted against Donald Trump in 2016, so he probably figures it’s not going to cost him politically in 2020 anyway. But in reality, there plenty of other Americans who find this kind of rhetoric just as disgusting.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report