Francis Suarez: Miami mayor and GOP presidential hopeful says Uyghurs stumble was due to pronunciation


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CNN — Miami Mayor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Francis Suarez reiterated that he fumbled over a question regarding the plight of Uyghur Muslims because he is used to a different way of saying their name. “I was definitely caught off guard,” Suarez said Wednesday on “CNN This Morning.” Suarez told CNN’s Pamela Brown that he is “used to the Turkish pronunciation of the word” adding “it’s spelled phonetically and a little differently.” In an interview last month on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, the Miami mayor indicated he was unfamiliar with the plight of Uyghur Muslims, a predominantly Muslim ethnic...