BE A LEADER
Don’t let those in power get away with dismissing or gaslighting you
The virus is real and it was never a hoax.
There weren’t enough tests.
We need a leader in these trying times
You can lead
You don’t have to wait
Stay inside – stop the spread,
Flatten the curve,
Save lives instead
PERSONAL THOUGHTS: I was adopted from China when I was 4 months old by my mother who is white. I have always been proud to be an American citizen. For those who know me personally I am culturally American and do not even speak Chinese. I have tried, but languages are hard for me to learn. I know I am not connected to my Chinese heritage, but I am outraged about some of the things that are being said. Namely how Trump called it the “Chinese Virus.”
If you have been following the news than you know that finally Trump is taking the virus seriously. However, he started calling it the Chinese virus. I think that is rude and unacceptable that OUR PRESIDENT is stigmatizing this virus. Yes, it did start in Wuhan China, but it was going to get to US eventually. We travel to other countries all the time, including to China. Italy is a popular destination as are other areas affected by the virus. We would have gotten the virus no matter what.
Trump is politicizing this virus. He started calling it the Chinese virus because he is trying to shift anger to the Chinese because a lot of the heat is on him. He only recently started taking #CoronavirusPandemic seriously. He was calling it the CORONA FLU for MONTHS!!! He was downplaying the severity and his inaction has caused us all so much pain and suffering.
I am tired of having a leader that I am not proud of – one who is actually GASLIGHTING US. He said yesterday that he has always known “this is a pandemic” and has always “taken the virus seriously.” This is a lie! I beg all of you to VOTE and get him out of our office.
But politics aside: I ask that you not stigmatize this virus, we need to help each other not attack each other. We need to band together and be leaders ourselves.
Below is a timeline of Trump’s statements and beliefs about the Corona Virus: