EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Students hate Trump State of the Union quotes...until hearing they're from 2020 Dems
Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips went to American University ahead of President Donald Trump' State of the Union address Tuesday.
Phillips read students portions of an "advance transcript" of Trump's speech.
Students were shocked when they found out the quotes were not from Trump, but from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
President Donald Trump will address the nation for the final State of the Union of his first term in office.
While the president's speech has not yet been made public, some have likely already made up their minds on their opinion of the address.
With that in mind, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips headed to American University in Washington, D.C. to ask college students for their thoughts on an “advance transcript” of the speech, filled with a series of controversial quotes. What the students didn’t know is that all of the “Trump” quotes they were reacting to actually came from Democrats running for president in 2020.
First, students were appalled Joe Biden's “racist” quote from 2012 saying “they’re gonna put y’all back in chains."
“That’s inappropriate,” one said, while another added simply, “that’s flat out racist.”
“We should get a new president, we shouldn’t have someone like that being a role model for kids,” another student said.
Next, students reacted to “President Trump’s” quote about the importance of disarming North Korea and eliminating Kim’s weapons, which actually came from Elizabeth Warren.
“Well that sounds very threatening,” one concerned student said before another added, “it’s warmongering.”
“It’s just like a part of his rhetoric to assert dominance... it doesn’t really surprise me that he said something like that."
Students were equally appalled by Michael Bloomberg talking about gun violence in minority communities, saying “these kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed...They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”
“He’s saying that because these are communities with people of color…” one student said, while another added, “that’s flat out ridiculous and not appropriate language.”
“That’s really belittling to the people in those areas," another said.
Finally, Phillips asked students for their thoughts on “Trump’s” quote about Israel, which actually belonged to Warren.
“When Palestine and Hamas puts its rocket launchers next to hospitals, next to schools, they’re using their civilian population to protect their military assets, And I believe Israel has a right, at that point, to defend itself," Warren said.
“He needs to use more peaceful language,” one student said, before another added simply, “I don’t support any of that.”
“Using that kind of language is very charged…”
What would students say after finding out that all of the quotes they were so upset by actually came from Democrat candidates for President?
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