There is no doubt that Covid-19 came from China.
Yet in Biden’s backward world saying the phrase “China Virus” gets you sued.
In a country where we have a First Amendment protecting our speech nonetheless!
The Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition (CACRC) filed a lawsuit against President Trump for referring to Covid as “China Virus”, “Wuhan Virus” and “Kung Fu Virus”.
The group is seeking $1 for every American of Asian heritage, totaling $22.9 million.
Allegedly, these statements cause “emotional distress” to Asian Americans.
The lawsuit also claims the phrases encourage hate crimes directed toward the Asian community.
Lastly, the lawsuit says that this rhetoric fuels racism across the country.
So now telling the truth gets labeled as racism?
And apparently, we can use the terms “Indian variants” or “British variants”, but not China.
Twitter quickly recognized the hypocrisy:
So Trump is getting sued 22 million for calling it the 'China Virus', but you're allowed to call it the 'Indian variant'?
— Scott for a free independent Britain, not 1984!!! (@largejack1000) May 24, 2021
This is so stupid! Strains from England, South Africa and other places are all named for their places of Origin. Saying the Covid virus is from Wuhan is no different.
— AmpsOnly (@JWAmpsOnly) May 24, 2021
Duhhhh where’s her been??and Pres Trump being sued over calling it China virus !😩 it was from CHINA Made in a Damn lab to destroy as many as possible Germ warfare is what it amounts to! Did a pretty good job on ruining Trump’s efforts w economy security we were ROCKIN https://t.co/OF9rJVgMmY
— Joey (@joeystan58) May 24, 2021
And President Trump is being sued for calling China virus as China virus…
Welcome to United States of Chinese America….
— Rohit Nath (@Rohit_ddn) May 24, 2021
The left is so out of touch with reality they of course love playing up this story for their audience.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2021
The twice impeached, one term ex-president being sued for saying ‘China Virus’, ‘Kung Flu’ While He Was in Office. Add bootlicker Jim Jordan (R-OH) to the lawsuit since he's hellbent on blaming a lab in Wuhan for creating the virus. https://t.co/gNahwYxFjh via @YahooNews
— Positively 4Th Street (@vbgunlt4th) May 21, 2021
Bigotry has a price, but no amount of money can be compensation enough for the hurt and the abuse that followed! https://t.co/usjrt8ItCC
— Prof Anoush Ehteshami (@AnoushEhteshami) May 21, 2021
TMZ aired a story on the lawsuit, hyping up alleged violence that has stemmed from saying “China Virus”.
President Trump sued over "China Virus" nickname pic.twitter.com/rKtzDROcRD
— TMZ Live (@TMZLive) May 24, 2021
At least TMZ recognizes that there is a First Amendment issue with the lawsuit!
Doesn’t it seem too convenient that the lawsuit was filed on the same day that Biden signed the bill countering anti-Asian hate crimes?
Tune in as I sign the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. https://t.co/q6XqIrhEPp
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 20, 2021
Is Biden afraid that as the truth comes out, more people will start referring to him as China Biden?
The Jerusalem Post has more on the details of this ridiculous lawsuit:
Specifically, the lawsuit points to Trump’s repeated use of the terms: “Chinese virus”, “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu virus” amid the coronavirus pandemic that has so far taken the toll of nearly 590 thousand people in the US alone.
Furthermore, Trump is accused of using “those defamatory words to serve his own personal and political interest with astonishing level of actual malice and negligence, hence severely injuring the Chinese/Asian Americans communities in the process.”
Yu-Xi (Glen) Liu, the attorney representing CARC told Axios that “we have seen a rising trend targeting Asian Americans” since Trump’s time in office. “Certain fragments of society like to scapegoat other people for what’s happening in the world, specifically the pandemic, and that is, to say the very least, an embarrassment to American values,” he added.
As an example, one recent study found that Trump’s use of the term “Chinese Virus” on Twitter in reference to COVID-19 led to a dramatic increase in the use of hashtags considered anti-Asian on Twitter.
The lawsuit notes that Trump used this kind of rhetoric while acting “against the well-published WHO guidelines and the repeated advices from health officials of his own administration,” stressing that “the truth matters, words have consequences… especially from those in powerful and influential positions.”
According to a Reuters report, hate crimes against Asian Americans rose by 149% in 2020 in 16 major cities across the US, compared to 2019.
First reported by TMZ, this lawsuit marks the latest one in a row of 29 pending cases that Trump now faces, according to The Washington Post, without the support of the Justice Department. Many of those relate to storming of the Capitol on January 6.
The CACRC is demanding a total of $22.9 million – $1 for every Asian American living in the US – which would be used to establish a museum that would highlight the history of the Asian American community in the US.
According to The Hill news website, Trump’s lawyers have dismissed the lawsuit, calling it “a complete joke.”
“This is an insane and idiotic lawsuit that is specious at best, and it will be dismissed if it ever sees a courtroom,” Jason Miller, senior adviser for Trump told The Hill. “It’s a complete joke, and if I was the lawyer that brought it I’d be worried about getting sanctioned.”
The CACRC lawsuit against Trump was filed on the same day that US President Joe Biden signed a bill meant to counter the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes in the US.
No matter how hard the Left tries, they can’t take away our right to free speech.
And no matter how many lawsuits get thrown at President Trump, He will likely keep telling the truth, awakening more and more Americans.