President Donald Trump on Monday assured Americans that the Asian-Americans ought to be “totally” protected” in light of xenophobic attacks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump made a marked departure from his previous comments in which he referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.”
By referring to the coronavirus as a “Virus,” Trump made a marked departure from his previous comments in which he referred to it as the “Chinese virus.”
Observers noted that Trump referred to Asian-Americans as “they” and other Americans as “us,” a tribalistic mentality appropriated by nationalist groups, according to social scientists.
Others thanked Trump for refraining from characterizing the coronavirus, which has been reported in roughly 168 countries, as Chinese.