X marks the spot where it all goes wrong

Not so resolutely behind Hong Kong is US President Trump, who was widely misquoted on Friday as saying he might veto the pro-Hong Kong legislation passed with veto-proof majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Having suffered through the entirety of his Fox News phone in session, Trump did not say that. He stated he stands with Hong Kong and freedom – but also with his friend Xi Jinping (who is doing an amazing job); and he underlined this new law could be a “complicating factor” for the trade deal – which is true.



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