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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Comedian Ronny Chieng attends The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up in the Park in Central Park on June 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central) Brad Barket—Getty Images for Comedy Central

The Daily Show Finds Out What People in New York City's Chinatown Really Think About the Election

Oct 07, 2016

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.

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