President Trump on Wednesday, Aug. 14, suggested China Communist leader Xi Jinping a “personal meeting” over Hong Kong escalating situation. 

“I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it,” President Trump tweeted.

 Then the President suggested Xi Jinping for a “Personal meeting?

In a series of tweets moment earlier, President Trump also mentioned Hong Kong as a condition for a trade deal with China, saying “Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!”

“Good things were stated on the call with China the other day. They are eating the Tariffs with the devaluation of their currency and “pouring” money into their system. The American consumer is fine with or without the September date, but much good will come from the short deferral to December. It actually helps China more than us, but will be reciprocated. Millions of jobs are being lost in China to other non-Tariffed countries. Thousands of companies are leaving. Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!” the President tweeted.

Beginning in early June, hundreds of thousand people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that can extradite its citizens to mainland China. The bill is now suspended but not fully withdrawn. The demonstrations since then have increasingly intensified, where protesters call for autonomy, full democracy, and ask leader Carrie Lam to step down. The demonstration at some point turned violent. Photos and videos showing bloodied protesters clashing with police appear on social media. 

More U.S. lawmakers have raised their voices over Hong Kong crisis to support the protesters.  

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.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), on Tuesday also expressed his support for the protesters in Hong Kong in a tweet, referring the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, where thousands of unarmed students were killed by Chinese communist regime.

“30 years after Tiananmen Square all Americans stand with the peaceful protesters in Hong Kong,” Graham said a tweet.

“These protests highlight the moral authority of their demands for Freedom and Democracy. This is becoming a defining moment for US-China relations,” Graham tweeted.

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