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USA: Trade row with China 'keeping down the temperature in Hong Kong' - Trump02:33

USA: Trade row with China 'keeping down the temperature in Hong Kong' - Trump

United States, Washington DC
August 31, 2019 at 02:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump told reporters that demonstrations in Hong Kong "would have been much more violent" if the US would not be having trade talks which China at a press conference in front of the White House in Washington DC on Friday.

"I do believe that because of what I am doing with trade that is very much keeping down the temperature in Hong Kong," said Trump.

He confirmed that the plan of putting more tariffs on Chinese goods from Sunday "is on," adding that he believes "China wants to make a deal.”

“A lot of companies have left China and a lot more are leaving and they are not doing well. They are having the worst year they have had I understand in 61 years, that is a lot of year,” Trump added.

The President also touched on the preparations for hurricane Dorian, saying that they are "hoping that it maybe makes a right and goes up north but that's about a five percent chance. It's not looking good."

Trump announced he would head to Camp David, where some experts are stationed, and that there is no set plan for evacuations yet and they are "leaving it up locally right now" as it remains unknown where exactly the storm will hit.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in 26 counties along the east coast of the state as hurricane Dorian, possibly as a category four hurricane, is expected make landfall on continental United States over the weekend, when Trump should have been on a state visit in Poland.

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US President Donald Trump told reporters that demonstrations in Hong Kong "would have been much more violent" if the US would not be having trade talks which China at a press conference in front of the White House in Washington DC on Friday.

"I do believe that because of what I am doing with trade that is very much keeping down the temperature in Hong Kong," said Trump.

He confirmed that the plan of putting more tariffs on Chinese goods from Sunday "is on," adding that he believes "China wants to make a deal.”

“A lot of companies have left China and a lot more are leaving and they are not doing well. They are having the worst year they have had I understand in 61 years, that is a lot of year,” Trump added.

The President also touched on the preparations for hurricane Dorian, saying that they are "hoping that it maybe makes a right and goes up north but that's about a five percent chance. It's not looking good."

Trump announced he would head to Camp David, where some experts are stationed, and that there is no set plan for evacuations yet and they are "leaving it up locally right now" as it remains unknown where exactly the storm will hit.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in 26 counties along the east coast of the state as hurricane Dorian, possibly as a category four hurricane, is expected make landfall on continental United States over the weekend, when Trump should have been on a state visit in Poland.

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