- Dr. Bandy Lee, who took up a voluntary position at Yale for 17 years, sued the university last year for unlawful termination because she exercised her “free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.”
- Lee gained public attention in 2017 after organizing an ethics conference that led to the publication of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” which became a New York Times bestseller.
- Despite never meeting Trump, Lee reportedly called the then-president “delusional” and blamed him for spreading a “shared psychosis” among his followers.
- While Yale has questioned Lee’s judgment, professionalism and fitness to teach due to her comments about Trump, the university said it ultimately terminated her due to her lack of a formal teaching role.
- On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam dismissed Lee’s lawsuit since there was no guarantee that Yale would have reappointed her, regardless of her qualifications.
- Lee is planning to appeal the ruling.
An Asian American psychiatrist who made assertions about former President Donald Trump’s mental health has failed to get her gig back at Yale University.
In a federal lawsuit filed last year, Dr. Bandy Lee accused Yale of unlawful termination “due to her exercise of free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.” She sought reinstatement and damages from lost income, emotional distress and harm to reputation, among other claims.
- Simu Liu guest-hosted “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for the first time on Wednesday and poked fun at the Kardashians, Kevin Hart and other public figures.
- The Chinese Canadian actor mocked celebrities for using too much water during a drought while taking a jab at former president Donald Trump.
- Liu interviewed Hong Kong-born comedian Jimmy O. Yang and actor Mandy Moore.
- Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez also learned some superhero moves.
Canadian Chinese actor Simu Liu guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel for the first time on Wednesday night and interviewed Hong Kong-born comedian Jimmy O. Yang, who declared “an Asian takeover” while backstage.
Liu first interviewed Hong Kong-born American actor Yang, who brought dim sum for Liu to eat and shared a story about the time when his father embarrassed him at a movie premiere. He also talked about his role in the Netflix original series “Space Force” and recalled his experiences working with Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg on their newest film “Me Time.”
- Former U.S. President Donald Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to call his former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao “crazy” and accuse her and her family of working to “get rich on China.”
- Trump also criticized Chao’s husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for stating that the Republican party might find it challenging to flip the Senate in the upcoming elections.
- “Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working [sic] Republican candidates for the United States Senate,” read Trump’s post. “This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on [sic] China!”
- Chao, who was appointed by Trump in 2017, came under heavy scrutiny over her alleged conflicts of interest in relation to the Chinese shipping company Foremost Group, which her father founded and her sister runs as its CEO.
- Chao dropped her support for Trump while he was still in office and officially resigned from her post after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Editor’s note (8/24/22): This article originally described Foremost Group as a Chinese company. It has been amended to show that it is a U.S. company.
Former U.S. president and reality show star Donald Trump accused his former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her family of working to “get rich on China.”
- Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, saying that the decision “seems political” in nature.
- “I’m no Trump fan. I want him as far away from the White House as possible. But a fundamental part of his appeal has been that it’s him against a corrupt government establishment. This raid strengthens that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust persecution,” Yang wrote about Monday's raid.
- “It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government,” the former presidential candidate added in a follow-up tweet. “But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.”
- Citing two unnamed sources, CBS News noted that FBI agents only took boxes and documents and did not appear to have taken any electronics from the property during the raid.
- Speaking to TMZ Live on Wednesday, Yang said that if the FBI does not uncover any “really strong” evidence against Trump, the recent raid will look like a political attack on the former president.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, saying the decision “seems political” in nature.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Yang, 47, wrote that although he is “no Trump fan,” the raid on the former U.S. president’s Palm Beach residence could be viewed as “unjust persecution” by millions of Americans.
‘We sit back and watch’: Trump suggests disguising US fighter planes with Chinese flags to bomb Russia
- Former President Donald Trump suggested painting American F-22s with the Chinese flag and “bomb[ing] the sh*t out of Russia" during a speech to Republican donors at the New Orleans Four Seasons on Saturday night.
- “And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch,” Trump said.
- Following through with his suggestion would reportedly violate Article 39(1) of Additional Protocol I to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which states, “It is prohibited to make use in an armed conflict of the flags or military emblems, insignia or uniforms of neutral or other States not Parties to the conflict."
- His recent comment came days after he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for being “savvy” and “genius” for his decision to invade Ukraine.
Former President Donald Trump has suggested painting American F-22s with the Chinese flag and “bomb[ing] the sh*t out of Russia” to start a war between China and its neighboring country.
Trump made the suggestion while giving a speech to around 250 Republican donors at the New Orleans Four Seasons on Saturday night. His comment came days after he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for being “savvy” and “genius” for his decision to invade Ukraine.
- After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Donald Trump says “Taiwan is going to be next.”
- Trump told Fox News he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping has been watching the Ukraine crisis with “glee” and sees it as his opportunity to attack the island.
- The former president blames the Biden administration’s “incompetence” for such a scenario, because China sees “how stupid the United States is run.”
- Xi has previously vowed to reunify Taiwan with China, using force if necessary.
As Russia shows no signs of halting its assault on Ukraine, former President Donald Trump is making an ominous warning for the rest of the world: Taiwan is next.
Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday, Trump said the Russian invasion has Chinese President Xi Jinping watching with “glee” since Beijing purportedly sees it as a chance to execute what it has planned to do with the island for decades.
‘You love sending rockets all over the place’: Trump says he gave ‘Rocket Man’ cassette to Kim Jong-un
Donald Trump recalled in a recent speech that he gave Kim Jong-un a cassette player and a tape featuring the 1970s Elton John song “Rocket Man.”
A gift for “Rocket Man”: The former U.S. President was speaking during the first night of his four-date “History Tour” at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Saturday when he claimed that he let the North Korean leader listen to the song, reported Business Insider.
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.
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.
GA Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to kick out every Chinese ‘loyal to CCP’ if she was in charge
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) would deport every last Chinese whose loyalty lies with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), if she had the power to do so.
Her plans: Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, made her comments last Wednesday on Steve Bannon’s show, “War Room: Pandemic.” Aside from deporting Chinese people, the lawmaker said she would also impose strict tariffs.
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.