Trump Sued for Calling COVID-19 ‘China Virus’ – DC Watchdog

Trump Sued for Calling COVID-19 ‘China Virus’

Here at DC Watchdog, we know a little something about the law, and we find the lawsuit described below to be both ridiculous and legally implausible. Still, it illuminates where we are as a society.


Former President Trump has been sued by a civil rights group for calling COVID-19 the “China virus” last year,” according to The Hill.

The federal complaint by the Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition (CARC) alleges that Trump’s use of that phrase and similar terms harmed the Chinese American community. [emphasis added]

The lawsuit was first reported by TMZ.

“Trump’s ‘extreme and outrageous conduct was carried out throughout the pandemic with reckless disregard of whether such conduct would cause Chinese Americans to suffer emotional distress,’ the suit states.

Jason Miller, senior adviser for Trump, told The Hill in a statement, ‘This is an insane and idiotic lawsuit that is specious at best, and it will be dismissed if it ever sees a courtroom.’ [emphasis added]

“‘It’s a complete joke, and if I was the lawyer that brought it I’d be worried about getting sanctioned,’ he said.

For more of this report, please go to The Hill.

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