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Hong Kong protesters say 'Thank you' to Donald Trump

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So do we rule out US interference in Hong Kong, after Venezuela and Peru, anything is possible. Trumps tariff war with china and Trump signing a bill supporting Hong Kong doesn't ease the situation , only inflames it. President Xi Jinping won't be bullied, he can sit out a trade war with the US, and at the moment is staying out of Hog Kong. I sympathize with the Hong Kong people, but they must sort out their own problems without any outside interference

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Who has the backs of the HK people, who if we look at the results of the recent election, want to be free of CCP thuggery?

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well at least some people in the world appreciate Trump

Hoping someday HK is independant

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The pro-democracy protesters have a good cause, but it's ironic that they look for salvation from a man who, in his own country, conspired with foreign powers to sway a democratic election and is the leader of a party dedicated to suppressing voters' rights, and whose members threaten violence if he loses at the polls. 

This is an example of the maxim "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Be careful what you wish for, Hong Kong. Trading one autocracy for another is hardly progress. (Read Orwell's "Animal Farm.")

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Way to go Mr. President.

Haters gonna hate!

Great see China knocked down a few notches.

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So do we rule out US interference in Hong Kong, after Venezuela and Peru, anything is possible. Trumps tariff war with china and Trump signing a bill supporting Hong Kong doesn't ease the situation , only inflames it. President Xi Jinping won't be bullied, he can sit out a trade war with the US, and at the moment is staying out of Hog Kong. I sympathize with the Hong Kong people, but they must sort out their own problems without any outside interference.

Well, anyway...I think it was a great thing what Trump did and showed solidarity to the Students as well as the people that live in HK! Kudos to this President.

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Thank you for standing up for HK, freedom and democracy, Trump. Thank you for standing up to Communist, bully, horrible China.

THANK YOU TRUMP!

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Another banner read "President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong."

Trust me. You wouldn't like it if the USA tried to "liberate" Hong Kong. It wouldn't end well.

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Credit is due where credit is due.

This was the right move.

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The threat of even higher tariffs might have something to do with the Chinese People's "Liberation" Army not going into HK yet to quell the protests.

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Yup, not surprised these violent 'protesting' thugs would name drop Donny.

Don't flatter yourselves, not all of us Americans support the violence perpetrated by these 'protesters,' who seem incapable of understanding the irony of their actions against those who disagree with them.

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Whatever the US did I’d say wasn’t enough. China is sensitive about its bully reputation but it doesn’t mind going abroad and stealing all they can. We all have our appeal points. I say, play it again, Trump.

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Trump had nothing to do with it. It was the US Congress. They had enough votes to overcome any potential veto from the President, thus forcing his hand.

Look, I get it that HKers are desperate for any help. But they've thanked the wrong person. In fact, Trump told China he was happy to stay out of the it. But Congress had other ideas.

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These people protesting is good, but they got get poise for a confrontation liberation, just like Black in America, were poise in the 60s for using all mean necessary to liberate, themselves from oppression

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It's probably better than nothing and the right move to make, but Hong Kongers had better pray that China doesn't agree to a Trump-style U.S.-China trade deal.

The Chinese government is about as trustworthy as Trump is, and that ain't much.

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France helped the American colonies to become independent, for its own private interests. Nothing wrong for Washington to accept French help. Same for HK people accepting help from the US. People there wish Japan could be more forthcoming too.

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Clearly Anti-Trump people are going to be upset and express their thoughts as a result.

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The threat of even higher tariffs might have something to do with the Chinese People's "Liberation" Army not going into HK yet to quell the protests.

dont see China running back to the negotiating table, Trumsters have been stating this for the last 18 months, still nothing , trade wars are easy to win and all. Like them or not communist China will long outlast Trump

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@CrazyJoe: The pro-democracy protesters have a good cause, but it's ironic that they look for salvation from a man who, in his own country

Those are some very sour grapes over an issue that all freedom loving people the world over can get behind? Oh wait - are you a Progressive?

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Just say NO to communism and YES to democracy.

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Hundreds of people in Hong Kong, including many elderly residents, marched to the U.S. consulate on Sunday to show "gratitude" for U.S. support of anti-government protests that have roiled the financial hub for nearly six months.

Waving American flags, with some donning Donald Trump logo hats and t-shirts, protesters unfurled a banner depicting the U.S. president standing astride a tank with a U.S. flag behind him.

Whoopie! People chose to express their gratitude AND those with Trump derangement syndrome are besides themselves with jealousy and envy. Life goes on. Some days are just better than others.

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It's a refreshing change from when foreign policy was heavily influenced by the neo-liberal globalists, and "embracing China" ("authoritarian communists are really our friends!") was bizarrely seen as a constructive policy stance.

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