WATCH: Racist Trump 2020 Ad Falsely Calls Governor Chinese, Blames Biden For Trump’s Failures
A big problem with handling the coronavirus pandemic is getting personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and other supplies to the hospitals and healthcare workers that are busy trying to contain the spread of the virus and save lives.
Of course, the shameless campaign that is busily working to get Donald Trump reelected is trying to capitalize on these problems. Even more unsurprisingly, they are going full racist while they do it.
Experts and non-racist politicians, as well as unbiased reporters, have been urging Trump not to call COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” as hate crimes against Asian Americans have been creeping up at an alarming rate due to the virus’ perceived origin point.
The Trump campaign has released a new anti-Joe Biden ad, in which he implies that the former vice president is concerned for the well-being of China, not the United States. The ad even claims that Biden, who has no power right now, sent coronavirus equipment to China while the United States is struggling so hard (it was actually the Trump Administration that did this).
As if all of this weren’t bad enough, the ad shows a clip of former Obama Commerce Secretary and former governor of Washington State, Gary Locke, who is Chinese-American.
The clip was chosen, according to Tim Murtagh, who is the Trump 2020 Communications Director, because Vice President Biden was in Beijing in 2013, and his son Hunter was on the trip. Of course, the unfounded implication there is that Hunter Biden was involved in shady dealings with China and Vice President Biden was helping him out.
This is despicable beyond words. It is xenophobic, racist, and downright racist. It will simply make Trump’s rabid supporters even more hostile to their fellow Americans who happen to be of Asian descent, which was likely the plan all along anyway. After all, the favorite thing for Trump’s GOP to do is to demonize all minorities at every opportunity.
Here is Murtagh’s tweet:
Latest Trump ad features a montage of Biden meeting with Chinese officials. Amid that montage at the :39 mark: a clip of him with Gary Locke, the former governor of Washington/Commerce secretary/ambassador to China, who is Asian-American, but… American https://t.co/za1pd3VYCo pic.twitter.com/iG4lTu5xap
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 9, 2020
Watch the ad below: