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“He’s already made it about himself,” Pete Buttigieg said. “He’s on Twitter when he should probably be in the Situation Room.”

Democrats on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump over his response to the recent unrest in Hong Kong, where protesters clashed with police in riot gear in the city’s main airport terminal.

Asked by a reporter if the Chinese should show restraint against the demonstrators, Trump said “the Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation. We’ll see what happens. But I’m sure it’ll work out. I hope it works out for everybody, including China, by the way. I hope it works out for everybody.”

He also called it “a very tricky situation. I think it’ll work out. And I hope it works out for liberty. I hope it works out for everybody, including China. I hope it works out peacefully. I hope nobody gets hurts. I hope nobody gets killed.”

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., tweeted, “These answers show that Trump doesn’t know about the situation in Hong Kong and doesn’t care. He sounds like he got cold-called to talk about homework he didn’t do. America’s commander in chief is asleep at the wheel and the whole world is worse for it.”

The comments — which Trump made en route to a speech in Pennsylvania — came after he tweeted that, “Intelligence has has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!”

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., responded with one line on Twitter, saying “This is not foreign policy.” Read more

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He’s already made it about himself,” Pete Buttigieg said. “He’s on Twitter when he should probably be in the Situation Room.”

Democrats on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump over his response to the recent unrest in Hong Kong, where protesters clashed with police in riot gear in the city’s main airport terminal.