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If it weren t for me, Hong Kong would ve been obliterated in 14 minutes , claims Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said that Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes had he not used the pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous region as leverage in trade negotiations with China.The president, during an interview with Fox Friends , said that he supported the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that has witnessed violent clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement officials in recent days, but also made it clear that the continuing unrest was a part of the ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing, The Hill reported. That s a complicating factor, Trump said of the protests and if it weren t 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 aren t going in only because I ask him please don t do that, you d be making a big mistake. It s going to have a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal. The US House of ...


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