Well, this was predictable.
I’m not sure how outraged Asian Americans actually are. I mean, maybe. I haven’t seen any polling. It seems like the media often rely on what white people in Washington assume minorities will believe.
Anyway, you can be sure the Democrats are going to run with it.
According to the Washington Examiner:
As President Trump stoked outrage by calling COVID-19 the “kung flu,” presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was quietly courting Asian American voters.
And Biden’s efforts could pad his electoral edge in crucial, culturally diverse battleground states, such as Nevada, Texas, and Georgia.
“Asian Americans are being targeted with violence and subjected to xenophobic rhetoric from the mouth of the president himself,” Biden told Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote’s presidential forum last weekend.
He added, “Our AAPI community is essential. Period. Period. Not just as essential workers, but essential to the very fabric of this nation.”
Asian Americans represent the fast-growing demographic of eligible voters compared to other major races and ethnicities, the Pew Research Center found last month. The group’s comprised of about 11 million eligible voters, or 5% of the country’s eligible population, up 139% over the past two decades. And the advantage for Biden is that they lean Democratic.