Donald Trump is under fire for asking an Asian student if he was from South Korea after the student peppered the Republican candidate with questions about his statements on the nation.
“I just had a really quick question about something you said earlier this summer,” Joseph Choe, a Harvard economics major, who attended the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, Thursday, asked Trump.
“Basically, you said that South Korea takes advantage of the United States in terms of the defense spending on the Korean peninsula,” said Choe. “You said that they don’t have to pay anything. However, I just want to get the facts straight and say that…”
“Are you from South Korea?” Trump interrupted him to ask.
“I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado,” Choe replied, before telling Trump that South Korea paid $861 million.
Liberals went crazy that Trump would dare ask an Asian who was interested in South Korea if he might be from South Korea.
Others saw it as a reasonable question.
Trump asking an Asian fellow whether he’s from South Korea, given he was fervently asking a question about that country, is not offensive.
— Chidike Okeem (@VOICEOFCHID) October 16, 2015
@politico Why was he asking questions like he is from Korea then? He just wanted to start shit! — Sherry D (@Sherry09) October 12, 2015
@RepMarkTakano @realDonaldTrump the kid has Asian features.he’s asking questions about SoKo. It’s reasonable 4-1 to ask if he’s from SoKo
— Manuel Labor (@neurobone) October 16, 2015
@politico disgusting politico! The questioner was talking about South Korea. Don’t take things out of context we know you hate Trump — Greg (@itsgregnotgregg) October 12, 2015
Simpleton @realDonaldTrump schooled again for his own ignorance. http://t.co/rHacYz8Sfg pic.twitter.com/fHzrkyBzX5
— WarOnWomen (@WarAgainstWomen) October 16, 2015
2. But this exchange with a Korean-American student nicely illustrates how far Trump’s xenophobia extends: http://t.co/dOj227qKU1 — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) October 16, 2015
Moments like this reveal @realDonaldTrump‘s total lack of understanding about what it means to be an American. http://t.co/8TVq0BIO11
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) October 16, 2015
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