Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump was the first racist president in US history.
“The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” Biden said.
“No sitting president has ever done this,” he said. “Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, that tried to get elected president; he’s the first one that has.”
Trump has been accused of fomenting anti-Asian sentiment by referring to the novel coronavirus as the “China virus,” “Kung Flu,” and “China pandemic.”