Biden calls Trump “the first racist president” in the US

By | July 22, 2020
Biden calls Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called the incumbent Republican head of state Donald Trump “the first racist to run for president.”
During an online conference with voters, Biden was asked how he feels about what Trump calls the coronavirus “the Chinese virus” or the “Wuhan virus.” In response, the politician said that the president was “sowing racism.”
“The way he treats people based on their skin color, their national origin, where they come from is absolutely disgusting,” Biden said.
“No Republican president did that. No Democrat president. We had racists, they existed. They tried to get elected (US) president. He was the first to do it,” Biden added. In response to Biden’s statement, a number of social media users recalled that several US presidents, including the first – George Washington, were slave owners, and the 28th Democratic President Woodrow Wilson (1913-21) advocated segregation, for which his name was removed from the name of the school in June Princeton University.
Earlier, Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly denied accusations of racism, and the name “Chinese virus”, like “Wuhan”, was explained by the region of origin.
Trump was accused of racism during his last election campaign in 2015-16.
The debate about the need to combat racism in the United States has seriously escalated since the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in late May. After that, mass protests took place throughout the country, turning into riots, which continue in some places to this day.

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