Students shocked to hear that Biden, not Trump, called Uyghur genocide a cultural ‘norm’
Ophelie Jacobson, Campus Reform
- President Joe Biden recently brushed off China’s mass genocide of Uyghurs by calling it a different cultural “norm.”
- Campus Reform asked students at the University of Florida which president they think said this.
- Students were shocked to hear that that Biden, not Trump, made this comment.
President Joe Biden, in a recent CNN town hall, characterized the Chinese Communist Party’s mass genocide against the Uyghurs as different cultural “norms.”
“And so the idea that I’m not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uyghurs in [the] western mountains of China…he gets it,” Biden said of Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Culturally there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow.”
Following those comments, Campus Reform went to the University of Florida to ask students which president made that statement. The majority of students initially thought that former President Donald Trump made the comment.
Watch the full video above to see students’ reactions after hearing Biden actually said this.
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