A recent segment on Fox News, which featured correspondent Jesse Watters supposedly finding out what residents in New York City’s Chinatown think about the upcoming election, has caused considerable backlash online from the Asian-American community.
In response, The Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng decided to do go to Chinatown to find out how people there really felt about the election.
“They say ‘China‘ in the debate, so you go to Chinatown? In New York?” a visibly astonished Chieng asked in response to Bill O’Reilly’s introduction to the Watters video.
The Daily Show segment then aired footage of Chieng talking with people in Chinatown in all earnestness — and in Chinese — for their views on the showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The featured interviewees all gave thoughtful and nuanced responses in Mandarin or Cantonese, for which The Daily Show supplied subtitles.
When he asked a woman how she knew “so much about U.S. politics,” she shrugged her arms and gave a matter-of-fact response.
“I’m from Queens,” she said.