VIDEO: Trump says China laughing at ‘woke’ US politics – ‘they think we’re stupid’
In a Monday interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, former President Donald Trump said China is laughing at the United States over the U.S. focus on “woke” political issues and thinks the U.S. is “stupid” for focusing on those issues.
“When China looks at woke, they see the biggest problem we have is Dr. Seuss,” Trump said. “In the meantime, they’re building factories and trying to kill us in so many different ways. They laugh at us.”
Trump’s comments reference a decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that manages publication of the deceased author’s works, to discontinue six of his books deemed to have racist or insensitive imagery. President Joe Biden added to the controversy surrounding the cancelation of the Dr. Seuss books when he omitted any reference to the author on his March 2 Read Across America Day proclamation. Read Across America Day is a national reading initiative that coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and past presidents have honored his legacy in their proclamations.
“Frankly, they think our country is stupid, when our competitors look at what’s going on in our country, taking down the statues to great heroes and so many other things,” Trump said, in apparent reference to statues of American figures that were removed by demonstrators and local governments amid national unrest following the death of George Floyd.