Meng Issues Statement on Trump’s Tweet About Asian Americans and the Coronavirus
Mar 23, 2020
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) tonight issued the following statement on President Trump’s tweet this evening about Asian Americans and the coronavirus.
“Are you kidding me? President Trump spews xenophobia about Asian Americans and now, after an increase in threats and attacks, says he wants to protect the Asian American community? He says the spreading of the coronavirus is not the fault of Asian Americans after insinuating that it was? Too little, too late. He must first apologize for his racist rhetoric, and agree to never, ever again use the term ‘Chinese virus.’ Sadly though, I am not confident that this will happen.”