It must be rough to be a leader in the Democrat Party these days. Not only are three of the most recognizably Democrat constituencies waking up and walking away – gay men, blacks, and Hispanics – but now the Democrats in the House of Representatives feel the need to pander to Asians after American humor lampooned China, specifically, for being the origin of the SARS-Corona virus which is currently being used to suppress American culture and the economy.
Rep. Grace Meng of New York decided to do “something” about the “abuse” and introduced a resolution passed by the rest of the tribe in the House of Representatives condemning the rhetoric of Americans, including the president.
The text specifically cites the phrases:
“Chinese Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” and “Kung-flu” as examples of “anti-Asian terminology and rhetoric” that has “perpetuated anti-Asian stigma” in the United States. It calls on lawmakers to denounce anti-Asian sentiment in any form, as well as “all manifestations of expressions of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Asian sentiment, scapegoating, and ethnic or religious intolerance.”
“The increased use of anti-Asian rhetoric has resulted in Asian Americans being harassed, assaulted, and scapegoated for the COVID–19 pandemic,” the resolution reads.
Meng let words hurt her, and because of that, Americans who lampoon using humor mixed with reality have been condemned by the Democrats claiming that harassment has happened without much more information than that to support the claim.
Today, the House will vote on my resolution (#HRes908) that condemns anti-Asian sentiment related to #COVID19. @realDonaldTrump's use of China Virus & Kung Flu 2 describe the virus have scapegoated #AAPIs as carriers of the new coronavirus. This is wrong & dangerous.
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— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) September 17, 2020
“It’s not racist at all,” Trump said, explaining that he uses the term because he wants to be accurate and because the Chinese government accused the U.S. military of starting the coronavirus outbreak.
“China had tried to say at one point — maybe they stopped now — that it was caused by American soldiers,” Trump said. “That can’t happen. It’s not going to happen, not as long as I’m president. It comes from China.”
That really is not in question.
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