"Hong Kong Would've Been Obliterated In 14 Minutes If Not For Me": Trump

"If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes," President Trump said.

'Hong Kong Would've Been Obliterated In 14 Minutes If Not For Me': Trump

President Trump claimed that were it not for him, Hong Kong "would have been obliterated in 14 minutes".

Washington:

US President Donald Trump claimed Friday that were it not for him, Hong Kong "would have been obliterated in 14 minutes" by Chinese troops.

In an interview with Fox News, President Trump said President Xi Jinping refrained from sending in the military against pro-democracy demonstrators in the semi-autonomous city only because he asked him to.

"If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes,"  President Trump said.

President Xi "has a million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong, are not going only because I asked him. 'Please don't do that. You will be making a big mistake. It will have a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal.'"
 

Highlights

  • Donald Trump made remarks in an interview with Fox News
  • Donald Trump said he asked China not to send troops in Hong Kong
  • Hong-Kong is witnessing pro-democracy protests for the past few months
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