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People that wouldn’t be caught dead buying Goya brand foods suddenly went out and bought them because of Trump. He is the focus of a cult of personality. When he calls it the China flu, and blames Asians for the virus, it has an effect. It is my belief that we are seeing that effect. I consider other Republicans to be complicit for refusing to call out such rhetoric (or repeat it in some cases). I also blame right-wing media sources for amplifying the rhetoric.
I agree but I'm talking about the specific hate crime action. I didn't hear about the elderly getting targeted when he was busy demonizing hispanics, or even in our long history of violence against black people.
Like I said about the potential reason for avoiding strip clubs, these people aren't just racists. They are complete cowards. Maybe the reason is Trump and rightwing media ramped up their racist hate but their bravery (poor choice of words, but couldn't think of anything else) didn't catch up to that same level. So they just target assumed weak or defenseless people.