President Trump on Tuesday, Aug. 13, said that he hoped “it works out for everybody,” regarding the escalating situation in Hong Kong between protesters and the government. 

“The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation. Very tough. We’ll see what happens. But I’m sure it’ll work out. I hope it works out for everybody, including China, by the way. I hope it works out for everybody,” the president told reporters before boarding for Pennsylvania. 

When asked if the president has any concern about the news that China regime has gathered military troops for a possible crack down on protesters, the president responded that he hoped it “works out peacefully,” “nobody gets hurts” and “nobody gets killed.” 

“Oh, it’s a very tricky situation. I think it’ll work out. And I hope it works out for liberty. I hope it works out for everybody, including China. I hope it works out peacefully. I hope nobody gets hurts. I hope nobody gets killed.” President Trump said.

Later, before landing in Pittsburgh, the president said in a tweet that he has been informed that the Chinese regime is moving troops to the Hong Kong border and said everyone should be “calm and safe.”

“Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!” the president tweeted. 

Earlier, the president tweeted saying that he does not understand why people blame him for what is going on in Hong Kong, saying, “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for the problems going on in Hong Kong. I can’t imagine why?”

The demonstrations have extended into the 10th week from their peak in June. It began in late March when the people of Hong Kong protested a controversial extradition bill that can extradite its citizens to mainland China. The demonstrations since then have increasingly intensified, which at some point turned violent. Photos and videos showing bloodied protesters clashing with police appear on social media. 

The demonstrations forced Hong Kong authorities to close the airport for two consecutive days.

Chinese Communist regime and Beijing-backed media outlets said a U.S. “black hand” is behind the Hong Kong protest. China state media CCTV said on Friday that the CIA was known for instigating “color revolutions,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised Hong Kong people for its brave stand against the Chinese Communist Party and warned the regime against attempting to “encroach on their autonomy and freedom.”

“The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching,” McConnell tweeted.

 

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