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The respiratory virus that's ballooned into a global pandemic and brought daily life in the United States to a halt has carried another chilling side effect with it.

Because the virus originated in Wuhan, China, anti-Chinese hysteria has sprouted up across the country. These racist flames have only been stoked by President Donald Trump, whose insistence on calling it "Chinese virus" corresponded with an uptick in hate crimes and harassment of Asian Americans across the across the United States, regardless of their country of origin or ancestry.

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President Donald Trump's COVID-19 task force gave a presser on Wednesday afternoon, where reporters were asked for updates on the virus's spread and what the Trump administration's plans would be moving forward.

Trump was also asked about some of his and his officials' rhetoric.

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Former New York Mayor and 2020 Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg defended New York City's stop and frisk laws which disproportionately targeted and endangered young Black and Latino men until a judge ruled it unconstitutional in 2013.

A cringeworthy tape was recently released of Bloomberg saying that all crime is in minority communities and that one could theoretically xerox a single description and apply it to 95% of criminals in New York.

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People were stunned this past July when President Donald Trump tweeted that four Congresswomen of color—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—should "go back" to where they came from.

He also falsely claimed they "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe..."

Three of the Congresswomen were born in the United States. Omar was a refugee from Somalia. All are Americans.

At a campaign rally days later in North Carolina, President Donald Trump mentioned Congresswoman Omar—and got a strong reaction from the crowd.

While bigotry is common at a Trump rally, it became even more blatant when Trump's supporters began chanting "Send her back," echoing the calls from Trump's tweet for them to "go back" to where they came from.

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday, hailing the defense spending bill awaiting his signature after passing in the Republican-dominated Senate.

While Trump praised the bill for its inclusion of border wall and space force funding, he didn't mention a quiet edit made by the Senate from the version passed by the House.

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Continuing a steady slide to the right since her tenure as President Donald Trump's United Nations ambassador, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is under heat for recent comments regarding the Confederate flag.

The comments came during an interview with far-Right Blaze TV host Glenn Beck.

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Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) made history when, earlier this year, she became one of the first Native American representatives elected to the United States Congress.

But Haland's work had only begun from there. Since her election, she's been serving on the Committee for Armed Services and the Committee for Natural Resources.

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