Salon: Advocacy group warns racist new Trump campaign ad promotes “hostility towards Asian Americans”
Salon - President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released a misleading ad Thursday that attempts to portray former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, as cozy with China. The ad was promptly criticized by an advocacy group as dangerous for suggesting that a former governor of Washington, who is Asian American, has a dual loyalty to the foreign power. . . . “This campaign ad is offensive, because it falsely insinuates that former U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, standing in front of a Chinese flag, is a representative of the Chinese government,” Margaret Fung, executive director of Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, told Salon by email. “The political ad plays on old stereotypes about Americans of Chinese descent having ‘dual loyalties’ to China and the U.S. This misrepresentation could promote more hostility towards Asian Americans in the same way that Trump’s use of “Chinese virus” has contributed to the sharp rise in anti-Asian violence."… https://www.salon.com/2020/04/10/advocacy-group-warns-racist-new-trump-campaign-ad-promotes-hostility-towards-asian-americans/
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