Trump's remarks say 'more about him' than Asian Americans

Trump’s remarks say ‘more about him’ than Asian Americans

Elaine Chao. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images for Concordia

Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao responded to the former President Trumpit is last racist a social media post attacking him, saying his comments reveal “much more about him than he will ever say about Asian Americans.” Political reports.

The big picture: Trump in recent months has been on a tirade against Chao and her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has publicly quarrel with Trump for years.

Why is this important: Trump’s remarks coincided with a series of mass shootings that affected the Asian American community.

Details: Trump suggested that Chao may have been involved in President Bidenit is mismanagement of classified documentswhich were found at his Delaware home and in a Washington office he used after serving as vice president.

  • Trump said McConnell, whom he accused of being close to Biden, Democrats and China, gave them “everything they wanted”.

What she says: “When I was young, some people deliberately misspelled or mispronounced my name. Asian Americans worked hard to change that experience for the next generation,” Chao says Politico.

  • “He doesn’t seem to understand that, which says a lot more about him than he’ll ever say about Asian Americans,” Chao said.

Between the lines: Former Secretary of Transport resigned after the January 6 riotsaying the attack on the Capitol “has deeply disturbed me in ways that I simply cannot put aside”.

  • Chao was the first Cabinet Secretary to resign.

What they say : Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said in a statement that the former president was not attacking Chao’s race, but his family’s potential financial disputes.

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