WATCH: Fox Reporter Makes Impassioned Plea For Anti-Asian Violence to Stop
Donald Trump had an utterly disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And in an effort to place the blame on someone else, he frequently referred to the illness as the “China virus.” The majority of the anchors on Fox News were more than happy to enable Trump’s worst instincts.
Incidents of Anti-Asian violence have skyrocketed in the country since then. The violence culminated in a mass shooting in Atlanta earlier this week. One Fox personality, though, is willing to go against the grain and speak out against the bigotry. Fox Business reporter Susan Li made an impassioned plea on Friday night.
Li told Charles Payne, “In journalism, we deal with facts. And the fact is that six out of the eight victims were Asian women.It’s a fact that anti-Asian violence has surged 150 percent over the past year, according to one California study.”
The reporter continued, “It’s this long-simmering fear that’s been percolating throughout the community over the past year. It’s just something that needs to stop. Someone needs to stand up for us. Hopefully, there’s something coming from the White House and also some maybe something from Congress in denouncements and heightened policing would be great.”
Li closed, “We’ve been taught to not cause problems. But I like the fact that it’s been galvanized and that we’re all getting together and we’re all standing as one hoping for a voice to say, please stop. We’re all in this together. We’re all Americans as well, and we all want to be part of this community.”
Watch a video of the segment below, courtesy of Fox Business:
As President #Biden visits #Atlanta and speaks with #AsianAmerican leaders there…
I share my views on #FoxNews about the tough year during #COVID that has seen a surge in Anti #Asian Violence!
I am so encouraged by the collective courage to finally speak out💕#StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/u0XnHRFs7S
— Susan Li (@SusanLiTV) March 19, 2021