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Trump Draws Accusations Of ‘Racism’ After Appearing To Mimic Accent Of China’s Xi Jinping

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Trump Draws Accusations Of ‘Racism’ After Appearing To Mimic Accent Of China’s Xi Jinping




President Donald Trump on Friday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for executing drug dealers during a speech announcing his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, reports NBC News.

He recounted a conversation with Xi, where he said: “I said, ‘listen, we have tremendous amounts of fentanyl coming into our country, kills tens of thousands of people, I think far more than anybody and I’d love you to declare it a lethal drug and put it on your criminal list.’”

“I said ‘you have 1.4 billion people, what do you mean you have no drug problem?’” Trump said.



He then did an impression of Xi’s accent, saying, “‘Death penalty. We give death penalty to people that sell drugs, end of problem.’”

Trump said the U.S. should adopt the same policy.

“President Xi agreed to put fentanyl on his list of deadly, deadly drugs, and it’s a criminal penalty and the penalty is death,” Trump said. “So that’s frankly one of the things I’m most excited about in our trade deal.”

Many on Twitter said they were troubled by Trump’s attempt to mimic the accent of the Chinese President.

“That fakey Chinese accent was racist [as f*ck],” Dr. Esther Choo, a popular science commentator, tweeted.

“Is Trump recommending the death penalty?” another user wrote. “And is he mimicking an Asian accent?”












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