The Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition is suing Trump for roughly $22.9 million,</mark> or $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States for calling COVID-19 the 'China Virus', 'Chinese Virus', 'Kung Flu', and 'Wuhan Flu'. — Joshua Zitser, Business Insider<
The Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition is suing Trump for roughly $22.9 million, or $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States for calling COVID-19 the 'China Virus', 'Chinese Virus', 'Kung Flu', and 'Wuhan Flu'. — Joshua Zitser, Business Insider
A Chinese-American civil rights group is suing Trump for $22.9m for calling COVID-19 the 'China Virus' and 'Kung Flu'. That's $1 for each Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the US.
  • A Chinese-American civil rights group is suing former President Donald Trump for $22.9 million, TMZ said.
  • He is reportedly being sued for defamation and infliction of emotional distress on Asian Americans.
  • Trump has famously used offensive terms, such as "Wuhan Flu," and "Kung Flu," to describe COVID-19.
Former President Donald Trump is being sued by the Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition for defamation and infliction of emotional distress, according to a lawsuit seen by TMZ. The civil rights group is arguing that Trump's use of derogatory terms for the coronavirus has led to a rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, TMZ reported.

The former president has famously used terms such as the "Chinese Virus," "China Virus," "Wuhan Flu," and "Kung Flu," to describe COVID-19.

The Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition is suing Trump for roughly $22.9 million, or $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States,
TMZ said.

The money would be used to establish a museum showcasing AAPI contributions to the US, the media outlet reported.

In recent months, there has been a spike in violence against Asian Americans. Most notably, in March, a fatal shooting at three Atlanta-area spas left eight dead, including six Asian women.

In April, more than 80 percent of Asian Americans said violence against them is on the rise, a Pew Research Study showed.

And one-in-five of those surveyed blamed Trump for the rising violence,
the study said.
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