U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is concerned about the risk of a violent Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong, but that he would soon be talking to President Xi Jinping.
I am concerned, he told reporters in New Jersey before traveling to a campaign rally.
Mr. Trump urged Mr. Xi to negotiate directly with pro-democracy protesters, saying: I would be willing to bet that if he sat down with the protesters... Ill bet hed work it out in 15 minutes.
Mr. Trump added, I know its not the kind of thing he does.
He also said that a phone call was scheduled for him to talk soon with President Xi.