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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump met with victims of religious persecution, says Business Insider. The refugees he met with came from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran, and Myanmar. A Rohingya refugee asked Trump what he planned to do about the genocide in Myanmar. Trump responded: "Where is that exactly?" More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

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