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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:26 AM

Trump claims Hong Kong 'would have been obliterated' without his actions

President Trump on Friday claimed that Hong Kong "would have been obliterated" if he did not use it as leverage in trade negotiations with China.

ďThatís a complicating factor," Trump said of the protests:
"And if it werenít for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes. [Chinese President Xi Jinping] has got a million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong that arenít going in only because I ask him please donít do that, youíd be making a big mistake. Itís going to have a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal."

"We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I'm also standing with President Xi," Trump said.
"He's a friend of mine. He's an incredible guy.
We have to stand, but I'd like to see them work it out."

Trump has been reluctant to unequivocally speak out in support of the Hong Kong protesters. He has repeatedly said he hopes the two sides can reach a non-violent resolution and claimed that his efforts to secure a trade deal with Beijing may have helped keep violence at bay.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/471630-trump-claims-hong-kong-would-have-been-obliterated-without-his-actions

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. And monkeys flew out of his butt, too.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:51 AM

2. AS IF?!? (nt)

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:51 AM

3. It must be delightful to live in an evidence-free universe

The void between Trump's ears is a truly special place.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. He's having delusions of adequacy again

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