Press Release: July 17th, 2020
Contact: Ash Alvandi – [email protected]
Dave Min Releases Statement on Trump’s comments about South Korea
IRVINE, CA – TODAY – With reports of Trump’s disdainful rhetoric about South Korea continuing to surface, UC Irvine Law Professor and candidate for State Senate Dave Min released the following statement:
“As the son of immigrants from South Korea, I’m deeply disturbed by the reports claiming that President Trump made grossly racist comments about South Koreans,” said Professor Min. “I’m also concerned that his animosity towards South Korea may be driving his administration’s horrible response to COVID-19, as this is the most reasonable explanation for why the Trump White House has been so reluctant to implement mass testing, contact tracing, and mask requirements. President Trump is wrong to cozy up with North Korea and its brutal dictator Kim Jong Un, he is wrong to call South Koreans “terrible people,” and he has been wrong in his approach to containing the coronavirus pandemic. South Korea has been one of our closest allies since the Korean War, and we should be working with them, not against them.”
David Min is a University of California Irvine Law Professor, father of three, and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. Min began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest. He is a leading economic expert whose research focuses on banking and housing policy.
California State Senate District 37 is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park and is ranked by political handicappers as “Leans Democratic.” The incumbent career politician John Moorlach, an unwavering Trump supporter and anti-vaccination proponent, was soundly rejected by a majority of voters in the March 3, 2020 primary election.