Sunday, July 21, 2019
... and seemed to learn about their crises for the very first time.
In a meeting with victims of religious persecution on Wednesday, President Donald Trump repeatedly appeared to be unaware of many of the world's most pressing humanitarian crises.
Trump met with more than two dozen survivors of religious conflict, a few of whom told their stories -- and made impassioned entreaties for aid -- directly to the president.
As he asked questions of his guests, the president seemed to reveal a stark lack of familiarity with the fundamental details of problems faced by Rohingya in Myanmar, Uighurs in China, and Yazidis in Iraq -- groups in crisis that his own administration has established positions and policies on.
On multiple occasions, Trump asked refugees among the group where the conflicts they were fleeing were taking place.
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