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Trump says he may veto bill protecting human rights in Hong Kong to pave way for China trade deal

President Donald Trump suggested Friday that he might veto legislation designed to support anti-government protesters in Hong Kong -- despite its near-unanimous support in the House and Senate -- to pave the way for a trade deal with China.

Speaking on the “Fox & Friends” morning program, the president said that he was balancing competing priorities in the U.S.-China relationship.

“We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi [Jinping], he’s a friend of mine. He’s an incredible guy, but we have to stand . . . I’d like to see them work it out, OK?” the president said. “I stand with freedom, I stand with all of the things that I want to do, but we are also in the process of making one of the largest trade deals in history. And if we could do that, it would be great.”

The House on Wednesday passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by a vote of 417 to 1. The lone holdout was Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky. That came one day after the Senate had approved the measure on a unanimous vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As much as my head and heart are with the Hong Kong protestors, I understand, logically, what Trump would be signaling with this veto, which is, he wants to get the deal done.

Can you imagine what would happen to a a "WhatReallyHappened.com"-equivalent website in China?!?

The webmasters would most probably get shot, and the bullets billed to their family members!!

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