Biden’s newest campaign ad was meant as a rebuttal to Trump’s insinuation that the Chinese government supports Biden’s candidacy for self-serving purposes.
The Biden ad shows how during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trump simply rolled over with every information and explanations that China willingly offered. The former Vice President projected a tougher stance by saying that if he was in Trump’s position he would have demanded openness from China:
‘“You (China) have to be open; be clear because we have to know what is going on”
However, Democratic voters, particularly those not supportive of a Biden leadership, are saying the party’s presidential nominee is sending mixed signalsthe party’s presidential nominee is sending mixed signals. They are concerned that the campaign could stir anti-Asian sentiments that Trump encouragedwhen the latter later accused China of causing the coronavirus pandemic.
Surge in Harassments Committed Against Asian American
A report published by Stop AAPI Hate revealed that since March 2020, the organization has tracked more than 1,100 incidents of verbal and physical assault against Asian Americaans.
According to the report, harassment actions were mostly directed at women and children; usually taking place in pharmacies and retail stores across 46 state where shelter-in-place has been mandated.
Agencies under the Trump administration, including the Department of Justice (DoJ) or the CDC, are not taking action to stop negative sentiments toward Asian Americans. Although the DoJ made efforts to reach out to Asian American advocacy organizations, the action came only as a show of response to queries put forward by the Center for Public Integrity.