Former President Trump is being sued by the Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition (CACRC) for using the terms “China Virus” and “Kung Flu” while he was in office.
The group charges Trump caused emotional distress.
According to TMZ “Trump’s being sued for defamation and infliction of emotional distress … and the CACRC wants Trump to cough up $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States — roughly $22.9 million. The organization says it will use the money to establish a museum showcasing the history and contributions of AAPI to the U.S.”
Trump has argued it was “not racist” to refer to the pandemic’s geographic origin.