Pressley Blames Racism, Xenophobia, Pres. Trump & GOP Leaders For Chinese Businesses Losing Money

Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley blames President Trump and GOP leaders for Chinese business losing money. She was at a hearing where she said, “Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak we have seen not only the spreading of the virus but also a rapid spreading of racism and xenophobia.” 

She continued saying, “We have witnessed at the highest levels, in fact the Republican party fanning irresponsibly these flames. One colleague tweeted, ‘everything you need to know about the Chinese Coronavirus.’ My district is home to over 32% foreign born residents with more that a quarter immigrating from Asia.” 

She continued, “This painful rhetoric has consequences. Restaurants across Boston’s Chinatown have seen up to an 80% drop in business and I believe that this has everything to do with the rapid spread of misinformation and paranoia. It is critical that we stand against these insightful messages and it’s waged fear in our communities, and we do that by dispelling untruths and misinformation. We can only do that by sharing the facts.”

A clip of the comments she said at the hearing was posted to Twitter by user Tom Elliott,

 .@RepPressley blames “racist” Americans for drop in business at restaurants in Chinatown: “Since the beginning of the covid-19 outbreak, we’ve seen not only the spreading of the virus but also a rapid spreading of racism and xenophobia.”

Tom tweeted again saying,

“One colleague tweeted that ‘everything you need to know about the Chinese Coronavirus.’ This painful rhetoric has consequences. Restaurants across Chinatown have seen up to an 80% drop in business.”

Rep. Pressley responded to Tom’s tweet and said,

“Incorrect. I blamed Trump & high ranking GOP leaders for referring to it as the “Chinese Coronavirus” perpetuating fear & racist tropes resulting in racialized attacks. And bc of fear & paranoia not supporting any biz, (not just restaurants) run by our Chinese neighbors”

Presssley tweeted again,

“Watch the full clip. You are the one showing division, I stated facts. Sir, 70% of those infected are from Europe, many from Italy & we haven’t named the virus for them. It is a pandemic COVID-19”

She did not stop there and tweeted for a third time saying,

“All restaurants & hospitality industries & workers are affected by the spread of COVID-19 because we are moving to containment strategies of social distancing. I continue to fight for protections for all workers, including & especially the latter & their families.”

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