Samantha Bee walks us through the ugly history of anti-Asian racism in the US.
Trump spurred on this racism with his repeated blaming of China for the pandemic and use of terms like the ‘China virus’, the ‘Wuhan virus’ and the puerile ‘kung flu’, inflaming his supporters into thinking that all Asians were somehow culpable in creating the pandemic.
The current dominant strain of the virus in the US is the B.1.1.7 variant which originated in the UK. If Trump were still president, would he be calling it the ‘British variant”? I doubt it.