Oops: Biden Recites a Chinese Saying Made Famous By Mao Zedong at Fundraiser
During a Monday fundraiser in front of wealthy donors, Biden cited a quote that has since made people question his judgment.
The presumptive Democrat nominee appeared at a digital fundraiser with Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett. When asked a question about women’s economic issues and relief, he quoted the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong’s famed saying, according to Fox News.
“We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” Biden reportedly said according to Fox. “Women hold up half the sky.”
Mao Zedong proclaimed “women hold up half the sky” at the beginning of his reign to encourage women to work outside the home and advance the nation by working in fields and industry.
Zedong led the communist revolution in China and served as the leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 and chairman of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1959.
“An estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new ‘socialist’ China,” according to the Heritage Foundation.
With China becoming a center focus in the campaign, it may not be strategic to quote former murderous dictators from the country.