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I'd pay a dollar for that – previous guy sued for $22.9 Million by AAPI group

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Trump Sued by Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition Over ‘China Virus’ … and the CACRC wants Trump to cough up $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States. 29 other suits now currently in action against previous guy. Likely Trump will pay off in Bitcoin or NFTs.

More pathetic are right-wing Indians reacting to the labeling of variants according to locations, concurrently promoting Sinophobic social messaging (see Kashmir).

Jason Miller, senior adviser for Trump, told The Hill in a statement, “This is an insane and idiotic lawsuit that is specious at best, and it will be dismissed if it ever sees a courtroom.”

“It’s a complete joke, and if I was the lawyer that brought it I’d be worried about getting sanctioned,” he said.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a worrying and well-documented increase in violence against Asian Americans that activists have blamed in part on rhetoric like Trump’s.

Trump and his allies repeatedly used the term “Chinese virus” and other derogatory phrases since COVID-19 was initially detected in Wuhan, China.

A study from the University of California, San Francisco published in March found that Trump calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” in a tweet in March 2020 led to an increase in the use of anti-Asian hashtags on the platform.

Last year, a photo of Trump’s notes during a press briefing went viral after it showed the word “corona” in coronavirus crossed out and replaced with “Chinese.”

Trump has defended his use of the term, saying, “It comes from China, that’s why. I want to be accurate.”

But as the suit points out, the origins of COVID-19 are still unclear.

thehill.com/

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