Raw Story: President Donald Trump suggested that Uighurs “like” being in Chinese concentration camps, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) revealed on Thursday.
Pelosi recalls an episode where she told Trump to take a hardline on China’s human rights record. And he told her that Xi said to him that “the Uighurs like being in those camps.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 2, 2021
The Speaker made the allegation after a reporter asked if the House of Representatives would vote on a Senate bill designed to prevent forced labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Pelosi says she told Trump a few years ago to talk to Xi about the Uyghurs. The response is uhhh 😳 pic.twitter.com/1GBjePyJT4
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 2, 2021
“The next day [Trump] called me and said, ‘I talked to the president and he says the Uighurs like being in those camps,'” she recalled. “That’s what autocrats say.”
Pelosi pointed out that House Democrats are pushing for a “stronger bill” than the Senate has passed to protect the Uighurs.