“The pandemic has unleashed familiar forces of hate, fear and xenophobia that he always flames … that have always existed in this society,” Biden said. “But this president brought it with him, has brought with it a new rash of racial messages, verbal and physical attacks and other acts of hate, some subtle, some overt, against the Asian American and Pacific Islanders.”
Biden seems to be accusing Trump of encouraging violent attacks by his supporters.
Anti-Asian violence certainly is occurring, but when I do a search for videos of anti-Asian attacks most of them are either from Canada or New York City. In the US, most the attacks with arrests or clear videos seem to come from people who don’t fit the stereotype of Trump supporters.
Does this mean that Trump has a secret mass of violent supporters lurking in Canada and New York City?
For reference here are links to some recent alleged attacks in the US. One is from Texas; the others are from New York City.
Are these incidents really Trump’s fault?
Or is Biden simply repeating a smear similar to that of the Jussie Smollett sham?