Donald Trump hopes ‘tricky’ Hong Kong situation works out ‘for liberty’

:: Peoples Time Online ::

President Donald Trump was whelmed for his hands-off approach to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Reviewers on both sides of the political spectrum accused Trump of abandoning longstanding US policy to support democratic movements and giving Beijing a green light to intervene in one of the world’s most important financial and trade centres, a semi-autonomous Chinese region.

As protestors battled police in Hong Kong’s airport on  Tuesday, partially shutting down air traffic, Trump appeared ambivalent, telling journalists the situation was “very tricky.”

“I hope it works out for everybody including China. I hope it works out peacefully, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets killed,” he said.

Peoples Time/HG

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