(JustPatriots.com)- During the 2020 presidential campaign, and even during the official presidential debates, then-candidate Joe Biden claimed that President Donald Trump was the most racist president in American history.
It was a bold and meritless claim, but by setting the standard so low, it makes the new president’s most recent forgiveness of China’s racial Uighur genocide even more perplexing.
During a CNN town hall discussion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Biden dismissed the many human rights violations in communist China, including the racial genocide of the Uighur people, arguing that there are just “different norms for different countries.”
Donald Trump is a racist, but it’s OK for China to put ethnic minorities in concentration camps?
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) February 17, 2021
During the discussion, Anderson Cooper asked President Biden about a recent discussion with the president of China, Xi Jinping. The media widely reported that Biden pressed the Chinese president over human rights abuses in China and Hong Kong, and also in the Xinjiang province where more than one million Uighur people have been placed in “re-education” camps.
Biden responded by saying the Chinese president “gets it,” which doesn’t really mean anything.
“You know, Chinese leaders, if you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been, the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home,” Biden said. “So the central, it’s vastly overstated, the central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China, and he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that.”
Did President Joe Biden just try to explain genocide?
“Culturally there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow,” he continued.
Cooper pushed Biden to explain whether he would do anything about it, and Biden said that there will be “repercussion for china.”
President Biden has not, however, explained what those repercussions will be.
Even CNN wasn’t impressed, with editor-at-large Chris Cilizza saying that his answer was “hard to follow” and “rambling.”
Not to mention it also entered into the territory of justifying genocide…
The White House immediately attempted to defuse the situation, releasing statements claiming that the Biden administration would hold Beijing accountable for their human rights abuses.
So why won’t Joe Biden just say that?