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Biden’s ‘Mao Mask’ Slips During Fundraiser – Echoes Dictator Saying “Women Hold Up Half The Sky”
By Ben Dutka|July 14, 2020
Biden’s ‘Mao Mask’ Slips During Fundraiser – Echoes Dictator Saying “Women Hold Up Half The Sky”

Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden has made a few mistakes during interviews.

Most attribute these errors to simple slips of the tongue, but Biden’s latest slip-up is bound to raise eyebrows.

During a digital fundraiser, Biden attempt to quote “an old Chinese proverb” while talking about economic relief for women.

Unfortunately, her perhaps didn’t realize who he was quoting…

According to Fox News:

‘We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,’ Biden reportedly said, later saying that ‘women hold up half the sky.’

That isn’t a bad saying, per se.

However, it isn’t a Chinese proverb. It was a famous proclamation by Communist leader Mao Zedong.

The Chinese boss said it about 70 years ago, when he promised gender equality at the start of his reign.

Biden was talking about how the virus pandemic has hit industries “dominated by women.” Hence, the “women hold up half the sky” quote.

But given the actual source of the quote, and this country’s current tension with China, this could be a significant mistake.

As is, those who oppose the Democrat Party accuse its politicians and supporters of being at least partially socialist or communist.

Therefore, a slip like this could provide conservatives with more ammunition.

That being said, Biden is going to have to be careful when we move into debate season for the 2020 election.

And it’s likely that the Trump administration could use errors like these against Biden, come November.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joe Biden cited what he thought was “an ancient Chinese proverb” during a recent digital event.
  • Turns out it was a direct quote from Communist leader Mao Zedong.
  • This slip-up could fuel conservative critics who claim the Democrat Party is leaning more toward socialism and communism.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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