Donald Trump is now a taekwondo black belt holder despite never having actually practiced taekwondo.
Martial artist: Kukkiwon, a taekwondo governing body based in South Korea, presented the former president with an honorary ninth dan black belt at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend, reported the New York Post.
Trump endorses Rep. Gosar a day after his censure over edited ‘Attack on Titan’ video of him killing AOC
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) a day after the congressman was censured for posting an edited anime video that violently targeted Democratic leaders.
What happened: On Nov. 7, Gosar, who has served Arizona’s 4th District since 2013, posted an edited intro of the anime “Attack on Titan” which depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and attacking President Joe Biden. This led to a censure resolution that essentially disables him from becoming a voice for his constituents at the House of Representatives.
In a statement on Monday, former President Donald Trump claimed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is working on deals with China for his Taiwanese American wife, Elaine Chao.
What happened: The statement came after ABC News White House reporter Jonathan Karl shared some details from his upcoming book, “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show,” according to ABC News.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and other Democrat officials have criticized Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn for his speech over the weekend when he called for “one religion” in the United States.
What happened: Flynn made the speech at a ReAwaken America tour stop in Texas on Saturday. The tour is presented by American Faith, a Christian “nonprofit news media network.”
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Creator of Netflix’s global sensation “Squid Game ” Hwang Dong-hyuk recently revealed that the show’s social commentary was based on global events and crises beginning in 2008. The dystopian nature of the violent horror series, he says, resembled what became of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States.
In 2017, former President Donald Trump allegedly made a racist joke aimed at Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, who served as prime minister at the time, according to a former U.S. diplomat to Hanoi.
What he said: Trump is accused of poking fun at Nguyễn’s given name, Phúc, while preparing to travel to Vietnam for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2017. The trip included a meeting with the then-prime minister.
Most Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) blame former President Donald Trump for the discrimination the community faces amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new poll.
Poll findings: The new poll, conducted by Politico and intelligence firm Morning Consult, found that 71% of AAPI adults blame Trump for the ongoing wave of anti-Asian discrimination against the community. This is the highest percentage of blame directed at an individual, Politico noted.
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly being sued for his repeated use of “China virus” — among other phrases — in reference to COVID-19 while he was still in office.
Anti-China rhetoric: Blaming China for “unleashing” the coronavirus, Trump routinely used terms such as “Chinese virus,” “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu” during his term, arguing that it is “not racist” to refer to the pathogen’s geographic origin.
The Trump administration determined that China has committed genocide against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, months after imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over the matter.
As early as 2017, Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwestern China, has made headlines for erecting hundreds of “re-education centers” — alleged concentration camps that subject “students” to 24/7 surveillance, ideological education and behavioral correction.
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Thousands of Trump supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to commit seditious acts that were motivated by ignorance and white supremacy, which obviously go hand in hand. But the looting and deadly violence never would have occurred without the encouragement of a treasonous crook in the Oval Office.
Just as violence was erupting on Capitol Hill with rioters storming the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a large protest was also developing in Japan.
Pro-Trump Japanese: Chanting anti-Chinese Communist Party and anti-media slogans, groups of demonstrators were filmed marching in Tokyo in apparent support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Metro reports.
Notable Asian American and Pacific Islander politicians have spoken out against the actions of some Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Congress prepared to certify the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.