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Trump says he stopped Hong Kong being ‘obliterated in 14 minutes’

23 November 2019  

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NEW YORK: Donald Trump has claimed he stopped Hong Kong from being “obliterated in 14 minutes” by China over pro-democracy protests in the city.

The US president said Chinese leader Xi Jinping had a “million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong” but he had asked his “friend” not to send in the military.

In a television interview with American TV show Fox & Friends, Mr Trump said he told Mr Xi that efforts to quash the protests would complicate negotiations for a US-China trade deal.

“If it weren’t for me, Hong Kong would’ve been obliterated in 14 minutes,” Mr Trump said.

“He’s got a million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong that aren’t going in only because I asked him, ‘Please don’t do that, it’s going to make a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal.'”


Publish Date : 23 November 2019 20:50 PM

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