Cabot Phillips from Campus Reform went to Marymount University in Virginia to ask students whether a selection of racially-tinged quotes were uttered by Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Here’s a list of the quotes he asked about:
- “You cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
- “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” spoken to a diverse audience including black Americans.
- “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” in reference to Barack Obama.
Of course, the correct answer is that all of these were spoken by Joe Biden. But with only one exception, the students at Marymount attributed all of the quotes to Trump. No surprise there. As is the case in nearly all of these clips, the students really only know one fact: Orange Man Bad. Everything else is an attempt to apply that knowledge to the given situation.
The reactions when the students find out the truth also reflects badly on whatever media they are listening to:
“Oh snap, wow. That’s bad. They’re all pretty racist,” one student said, while another added, “I don’t think that’s something I want to support.”
“That’s really surprising… I’ve never heard any of those things. Now I’m like damn, is he really who he says he is?” said another.
Here’s the clip:
Finally, here’s Joe making the “back in chains” comment back in 2012. Remember his opponent at the time wasn’t Donald Trump but Mitt Romney. Stick around to the end of this to get Barack Obama bringing up Romney’s dog.