President Donald Trump has been attempting to blame China for his ineffective response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
That messaging was evident in a new 2020 campaign ad by Trump’s re-election campaign that attacks former Vice President Joe Biden and China.
The ad features a montage of Biden meeting with Chinese officials. However, as Edward-Isacc Dovere of The Atlantic noted, among the montage is Gary Locke.
Locke is of Chinese American descent but is an American who was born in Seattle.
For decades, Locke was a prominent American politician.
He served as ambassador to China and Secretary of Commerce during the Obama administration. Before that, he served two terms as the governor of Washington. Prior to that, he served as executive for the largest county in the state.
Locke is definitely standing with Chinese flags, and the event pictured in fact happened in Beijing in 2013.
But Locke is an American and was an official of the administration at the time, who seems to have been thrown in to the ad because it was assumed he was Chinese too.
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 9, 2020
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 10, 2020
Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas
Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.
With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.
Jeff Sessions’ fate is a warning for us all
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost his primary race to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama on Tuesday night in a landslide, according to Decision Desk HQ. Early returns showed him losing the shot to win back his old seat by more than 20 points to opponent Tommy Tuberville, who will face off against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November.
It wasn't a surprising loss for Sessions, though it is a brutal one. He gave up his seat in the Senate to become President Donald Trump's attorney general, and he lost his big chance to return because his one-time benefactor turned against him. Trump enthusiastically endorsed Tuberville while viciously and repeatedly denouncing Sessions.
Trump Jr. blasted for dragging Barron Trump into 2020 campaign: ‘You are messing up his mind’
President Donald Trump's eldest son on Tuesday dragged his 14-year-old half brother Barron into the 2020 presidential campaign -- and it did not end well.
Barron is the son of first lady Melania Trump from the president's third marriage, while junior's mother is Ivana, from the president's first marriage.
"In all fairness, Joe Biden is not capable of debating Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump," Trump, Jr. tweeted.
He was quickly blasted for bringing a minor into a presidential race.
Here's some of what people were saying: