Trump: If Not for the Trade Talks with China, Hong Kong Would Be in Much Bigger Trouble

‘I really believe China wants to make a deal’

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TRUMP: "I do. The question was do I see a connection between Hong Kong and what’s going on with the trade talks. I think if it weren't for the trade talks, Hong Kong would be in much bigger trouble. I think it would’ve been much more violent. I really believe China wants to make a deal. They know it puts us in a very bad position. There is not a humane way of handling the problems — no, look. Handle it in a humane fashion. And we will see. But I do believe that because of what I’m doing with trade, that’s very much keeping down the temperature in Hong Kong. By really a lot. Because China wants to make a deal, I actually think China has to make — "

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