For the past several days, pro-democracy protesters have taken over the Hong Kong airport. There have been major scuffles with police. All departing flights have been cancelled.
It's Hong Kong but the State thuggery could just as easily be in Paris. pic.twitter.com/wMZvLEvgB2— David Vance (@DVATW) August 13, 2019
Then this morning…
Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
The situation in Hong Kong is inching closer to catastrophic violence. And President Trump, through his tweets and comments, is telling the world he doesn’t understand what’s happening, doesn’t especially care, and has no idea what to do about it.
Or maybe he just rolls over, as he usually does, when a regime-state tries to pounce on the little guy. Trump respects Russia and Saudi Arabia and their human rights abuses. Why not China? Maybe it is a fig leaf he is offering in his “tough” negotiations with China.