President Donald Trump Refuses To Condemn Anti-Democracy Crackdowns | The Last Word | MSNBC

President Donald Trump Refuses To Condemn Anti-Democracy Crackdowns | The Last Word | MSNBC


WITH SPANISH NAMES TRYING TO ENTER THIS COUNTRY. ENTER THIS COUNTRY. WE WILL COVER THAT LATER IN THIS WE WILL COVER THAT LATER IN THIS HOUR. HOUR. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE FOR CONTINUING STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY, AND FREEDOM AROUND DEMOCRACY, AND FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD, A STRUGGLE THAT DOES THE WORLD, A STRUGGLE THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. TONIGHT, ORDER HAS BEEN RESTORED TONIGHT, ORDER HAS BEEN RESTORED AT THE AIRPORT IN HONG KONG, AND AT THE AIRPORT IN HONG KONG, AND MOST FLIGHTS SEEM TO BE RUNNING MOST FLIGHTS SEEM TO BE RUNNING CLOSE TO SCHEDULE AFTER THIS CLOSE TO SCHEDULE AFTER THIS WEEK’S HONG KONG’S AIRPORT WEEK’S HONG KONG’S AIRPORT BECAME THE SCENE OF WHAT MAY BE BECAME THE SCENE OF WHAT MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DANGEROUS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DANGEROUS PROTESTS OF CHINA SINCE THE PROTESTS OF CHINA SINCE THE UPRISING IN BAY UPRISING IN BAY UPRISING UPRISING UPRISING IN BEIJING AND UPRISING IN BEIJING AND TIANANMEN SQUARE, KILLING AN TIANANMEN SQUARE, KILLING AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PROTESTERS, UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PROTESTERS, MOSTLY STUDENTS. MOSTLY STUDENTS. AT THAT TIME, HONG KONG WAS NOT AT THAT TIME, HONG KONG WAS NOT YET OFFICIALLY A PART OF THE YET OFFICIALLY A PART OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FORMALLY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FORMALLY SURRENDERED ITS CONTROL OF HONG SURRENDERED ITS CONTROL OF HONG KONG TO CHINA IN 1977. KONG TO CHINA IN 1977. CHINA PROMISED HONG KONG THE CHINA PROMISED HONG KONG THE LIBERTIES ENJOYED THERE WOULD LIBERTIES ENJOYED THERE WOULD NOT BE CURTAILED BUT A NOT BE CURTAILED BUT A TOALTARIAN TOALTARIAN TOTALITARIAN REGIME WAS BOUND TO TOTALITARIAN REGIME WAS BOUND TO EVENTUALLY PRODUCE A CULTURE EVENTUALLY PRODUCE A CULTURE COLLISION WHICH IT NOW MOST COLLISION WHICH IT NOW MOST CERTAINLY HAS. CERTAINLY HAS. THE WORLD IS ON EDGE AS THE HONG THE WORLD IS ON EDGE AS THE HONG KONG CRISIS UNFOLDS AND NOT KONG CRISIS UNFOLDS AND NOT SURPRISINGLY, DONALD TRUMP HAS SURPRISINGLY, DONALD TRUMP HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO SAY OR WHO HE IS NO IDEA WHAT TO SAY OR WHO HE IS ROOTING FOR, OR EVEN IF HE ROOTING FOR, OR EVEN IF HE SHOULD BE ROOTING FOR ANYONE IN SHOULD BE ROOTING FOR ANYONE IN HONG KONG, AND SO HE SAYS THE HONG KONG, AND SO HE SAYS THE MOST INANE THINGS EVER SPOKEN BY MOST INANE THINGS EVER SPOKEN BY AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN A AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN A CRISIS LIKE THIS, SHOUTING TO CRISIS LIKE THIS, SHOUTING TO REPORTERS OVER THE USUAL REPORTERS OVER THE USUAL HELICOPTER NOISE IN THE HELICOPTER NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND, I’M SURE IT WILL BACKGROUND, I’M SURE IT WILL WORK OUT. WORK OUT. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY, INCLUDING CHINA, BY EVERYBODY, INCLUDING CHINA, BY THE WAY. THE WAY. AS AN AFTER THOUGHT, THE AS AN AFTER THOUGHT, THE PRESIDENT SAID, I HOPE NOBODY PRESIDENT SAID, I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED. GETS KILLED. IN RUSSIA, PROTESTS OF A SIMILAR IN RUSSIA, PROTESTS OF A SIMILAR SPIRIT HAVE BEEN JOINED BY TENS SPIRIT HAVE BEEN JOINED BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING IN MOSCOW. PROTESTING IN MOSCOW. LAST WEEKEND, THE FIFTH WEEKEND LAST WEEKEND, THE FIFTH WEEKEND THAT RUSSIANS HAVE RALLIED TO THAT RUSSIANS HAVE RALLIED TO DEMAND FAIR ELECTIONS, DEMAND FAIR ELECTIONS, TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS. TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS. THE RUSSIAN PROCESS HAVE GOTTEN THE RUSSIAN PROCESS HAVE GOTTEN LARGER BY THE WEEKEND. LARGER BY THE WEEKEND. ESTIMATES PUT LAST WEEKEND’S ESTIMATES PUT LAST WEEKEND’S CROWDS AT 50,000 PROTESTERS CROWDS AT 50,000 PROTESTERS AGAINST VLADIMIR PUTIN’S REGIME. AGAINST VLADIMIR PUTIN’S REGIME. THE RUSSIAN PROTESTS IN FAVOR OF THE RUSSIAN PROTESTS IN FAVOR OF FAIR ELECTION PROCESSES GO TO FAIR ELECTION PROCESSES GO TO THE VERY HEART OF THE OPERATING THE VERY HEART OF THE OPERATING PRINCIPLE OF THE RUSSIAN PRINCIPLE OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE GOVERNMENT WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF TRANSPARENCY. OF TRANSPARENCY. CRAIG MASON’S BRILLIANT CRAIG MASON’S BRILLIANT FIVE-PART HBO DRAMATIZATION OF FIVE-PART HBO DRAMATIZATION OF THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT CHERNOBYL SHOWS THE CHERNOBYL SHOWS THE ANTI-TRANSPARENCY SYSTEM IN ANTI-TRANSPARENCY SYSTEM IN ACTION, AND WE ARE NOW POSSIBLY ACTION, AND WE ARE NOW POSSIBLY SEEING IT AGAIN IN REALTIME IN SEEING IT AGAIN IN REALTIME IN THE AFTER MATH OF ANOTHER THE AFTER MATH OF ANOTHER NUCLEAR ACCIDENT IN NORTHERN NUCLEAR ACCIDENT IN NORTHERN RUSSIA. RUSSIA. TODAY, RUSSIA AUTHORITIES TODAY, RUSSIA AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED THE EVACUATION OF THE ANNOUNCED THE EVACUATION OF THE VILLAGE NEAREST TO THE SITE OF VILLAGE NEAREST TO THE SITE OF THAT NUCLEAR ACCIDENT WHICH LAST THAT NUCLEAR ACCIDENT WHICH LAST WEEK KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE AND WEEK KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE AND RELEASED RADIATION, APPARENTLY, RELEASED RADIATION, APPARENTLY, WHEN A SMALL NUCLEAR REACTOR WHEN A SMALL NUCLEAR REACTOR MALFUNCTIONED DURING THE TEST OF MALFUNCTIONED DURING THE TEST OF A NEW TYPE OF MISSILE NEAR A A NEW TYPE OF MISSILE NEAR A NAVAL WEAPONS TESTING SITE. NAVAL WEAPONS TESTING SITE. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED A FLURRY OF MISLEADING OR A FLURRY OF MISLEADING OR INCOMPLETE STATEMENTS PLAYING INCOMPLETE STATEMENTS PLAYING DOWN THE SEVERITY OF THE DOWN THE SEVERITY OF THE ACCIDENT WHICH THE MILITARY ACCIDENT WHICH THE MILITARY FIRST REPORTED ON THURSDAY AS A FIRST REPORTED ON THURSDAY AS A FIRE INVOLVING A LIQUID FUEL FIRE INVOLVING A LIQUID FUEL ROCKET ENGINE. ROCKET ENGINE. IT WAS NOT UNTIL SUNDAY THAT IT WAS NOT UNTIL SUNDAY THAT RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS CONCEDED THAT RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS CONCEDED THAT A REACTOR HAD RELEASED RADIATION A REACTOR HAD RELEASED RADIATION DURING A TEST ON AN OFFSHORE DURING A TEST ON AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM IN THE WHITE SEA. PLATFORM IN THE WHITE SEA. THAT PATTERN OF MURKINESS THAT PATTERN OF MURKINESS CONTINUED ON TUESDAY AS NEWS CONTINUED ON TUESDAY AS NEWS REPORTS AND OFFICIAL STATEMENTS REPORTS AND OFFICIAL STATEMENTS OFFERED ONLY THE VAGUEST OFFERED ONLY THE VAGUEST EXPLANATION FOR EVACUATION, AND EXPLANATION FOR EVACUATION, AND HOURS LATER SEEMED TO INDICATE HOURS LATER SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT IT HAD BEEN CALLED OFF. THAT IT HAD BEEN CALLED OFF. THE PRESIDENT COMMENTED ON THE THE PRESIDENT COMMENTED ON THE SITUATION YESTERDAY IN A TWEET SITUATION YESTERDAY IN A TWEET THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FOR HIM BY HIS STAFF. FOR HIM BY HIS STAFF. THE UNITED STATES IS LEARNING THE UNITED STATES IS LEARNING MUCH FROM THE FAILED MISSILE MUCH FROM THE FAILED MISSILE EXPLOSION IN RUSSIA. EXPLOSION IN RUSSIA. WE HAVE SIMILAR, THOUGH MORE WE HAVE SIMILAR, THOUGH MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. THE RUSSIAN SKY FALL EXPLOSION THE RUSSIAN SKY FALL EXPLOSION HAS PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT THE AIR HAS PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT THE AIR AROUND THE FACILITY AND FAR AROUND THE FACILITY AND FAR BEYOND NOT GOOD. BEYOND NOT GOOD. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE RUSSIAN PROTESTS FOR FAIR THE RUSSIAN PROTESTS FOR FAIR ELECTIONS. ELECTIONS. HE DID NOT EVEN BOTHER TO SAY I HE DID NOT EVEN BOTHER TO SAY I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY. HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY. LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT, OUR FORMER U.S. TONIGHT, OUR FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA, MICHAEL AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA, MICHAEL McFALL, AN MSNBC NATIONAL McFALL, AN MSNBC NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST, AND WENDY SECURITY ANALYST, AND WENDY SHERMAN, AND AN MSNBC GLOBAL SHERMAN, AND AN MSNBC GLOBAL AFFAIRS CONTRIBUTOR, AND WENDY AFFAIRS CONTRIBUTOR, AND WENDY SHERMAN, I WANT TO START WITH SHERMAN, I WANT TO START WITH YOU ON THE SITUATION IN HONG YOU ON THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG. KONG. THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID NOTHING THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID NOTHING AND YET BY SAYING NOTHING HAS AND YET BY SAYING NOTHING HAS SAID EVERYTHING IN THAT HE IS SAID EVERYTHING IN THAT HE IS SUPPORTING, HE IS NOT IN ANY WAY SUPPORTING, HE IS NOT IN ANY WAY SUPPORTING THE PROTESTS FOR SUPPORTING THE PROTESTS FOR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE FROM FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE FROM THE CHINESE REGIME IN HONG KONG. THE CHINESE REGIME IN HONG KONG.>>IT’S REALLY QUITE>>IT’S REALLY QUITE EXTRAORDINARY, LAWRENCE, WE ARE EXTRAORDINARY, LAWRENCE, WE ARE SEEING SIGNS OF DEMOCRACY IN SEEING SIGNS OF DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA, SIGNS OF DEMOCRACY HERE RUSSIA, SIGNS OF DEMOCRACY HERE IN HONG KONG, SIGNS OF IN HONG KONG, SIGNS OF DEMOCRACY, OF PEOPLE TRYING TO DEMOCRACY, OF PEOPLE TRYING TO GET RID OF MADURO IN VENEZUELA. GET RID OF MADURO IN VENEZUELA. WE ARE SEEING ALL KINDS OF WE ARE SEEING ALL KINDS OF THINGS HAPPENING AROUND THE THINGS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD, AND YET THE PRESIDENT WORLD, AND YET THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T EM BASEBRACE THE UNIVERS DOESN’T EM BASEBRACE THE UNIVERS DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE AGREEMENT MADE IN THE HANDOVER AGREEMENT MADE IN THE HANDOVER OF HONG KONG BY THE UNITED OF HONG KONG BY THE UNITED KINGDOM TO CHINA THAT CREATED KINGDOM TO CHINA THAT CREATED ONE CHINA, BUT TWO SYSTEMS, SO ONE CHINA, BUT TWO SYSTEMS, SO THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG COULD HAVE A QUASI DEMOCRACY AT COULD HAVE A QUASI DEMOCRACY AT LEAST UNTIL 2047, AND IT IS LEAST UNTIL 2047, AND IT IS REALLY DISMAYING AND IT’S QUITE REALLY DISMAYING AND IT’S QUITE EXTRAORDINARY BECAUSE EVEN MITCH EXTRAORDINARY BECAUSE EVEN MITCH McCONNELL OF WHOM I AM NOT A McCONNELL OF WHOM I AM NOT A FAN, HE STOPS EVERY GOOD THING FAN, HE STOPS EVERY GOOD THING THAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE UNITED THAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE FOR THE AMERICAN STATES SENATE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, EVEN HE SAID THE WORLD PEOPLE, EVEN HE SAID THE WORLD IS WATCHING, AND THAT CHINA IS WATCHING, AND THAT CHINA SHOULD BE CAREFUL. SHOULD BE CAREFUL. OF COURSE, CHINA, AGAIN, TODAY, OF COURSE, CHINA, AGAIN, TODAY, BECAUSE IT’S TODAY ALREADY IN BECAUSE IT’S TODAY ALREADY IN CHINA, IS SAYING THE U.S. SHOULD CHINA, IS SAYING THE U.S. SHOULD BUG OUT. BUG OUT. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. IT’S AN INTERNAL AFFAIR, AND IT’S AN INTERNAL AFFAIR, AND THEY THINK THEY HAVE A GREEN THEY THINK THEY HAVE A GREEN LIGHT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LIGHT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>JOE BIDEN TWEETED TODAY THE>>JOE BIDEN TWEETED TODAY THE BRAVE PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG BRAVE PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG ARE DEMANDING THE RIGHTS AND ARE DEMANDING THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS PROMISED TO THEM. FREEDOMS PROMISED TO THEM. THE U.S. SHOULD BE LEADING THE THE U.S. SHOULD BE LEADING THE FREE WORLD TO RALLY SUPPORT FREE WORLD TO RALLY SUPPORT BEHIND THEM AND WITH ONE DEVICE BEHIND THEM AND WITH ONE DEVICE DEFEND OUR SHARED DEMOCRATIC DEFEND OUR SHARED DEMOCRATIC IDEALS AND THE DESIRE FOR IDEALS AND THE DESIRE FOR LIBERTY THAT BEATS IN EVERY LIBERTY THAT BEATS IN EVERY HEART AND AMBASSADOR McFALL, HEART AND AMBASSADOR McFALL, THAT’S THE WAY PRESIDENTS IN THAT’S THE WAY PRESIDENTS IN THIS COUNTRY USED TO SOUND. THIS COUNTRY USED TO SOUND.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND I THINK WHEN THE HISTORY OF AND I THINK WHEN THE HISTORY OF THE TRUMP ERA IS WRITTEN, THERE THE TRUMP ERA IS WRITTEN, THERE WILL BE TWO DISTINGUISHING WILL BE TWO DISTINGUISHING FEATURES ABOUT HIS FOREIGN FEATURES ABOUT HIS FOREIGN POLICY, ONE, THE WITHDRAWAL POLICY, ONE, THE WITHDRAWAL DOCTRINE, HE WITHDRAWS FROM ALL DOCTRINE, HE WITHDRAWS FROM ALL KINDS OF AGREEMENTS AND TWO, HE KINDS OF AGREEMENTS AND TWO, HE IS DEMONSTRATED A CONSISTENCY IN IS DEMONSTRATED A CONSISTENCY IN NOT CARING ABOUT DEMOCRACY AND NOT CARING ABOUT DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON ALMOST EVERY HUMAN RIGHTS ON ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT WENDY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT WENDY JUST MENTIONED, HE SAID NEXT TO JUST MENTIONED, HE SAID NEXT TO NOTHING, AND ON HONG KONG, HE NOTHING, AND ON HONG KONG, HE LOOKED AT HIS TWITTER FEED LOOKED AT HIS TWITTER FEED COMING ON, IT’S CLEAR HE’S COMING ON, IT’S CLEAR HE’S CONFUSED. CONFUSED. HE’S RE-TWEETING, THE HE’S RE-TWEETING, THE DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS, AND SAYING DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS, AND SAYING EVERYBODY WILL BE SAFE. EVERYBODY WILL BE SAFE. WHO IS HE REFERRING TO, TO THE WHO IS HE REFERRING TO, TO THE PROTESTERS, BECAUSE THEY MOST PROTESTERS, BECAUSE THEY MOST CERTAINLY DON’T FEEL SAFE RIGHT CERTAINLY DON’T FEEL SAFE RIGHT NOW AS THE CHINESE MILITARY IS NOW AS THE CHINESE MILITARY IS MASSING ON THE BORDERS NEXT TO MASSING ON THE BORDERS NEXT TO HONG KONG. HONG KONG.>>KAMALA HARRIS IS ALSO>>KAMALA HARRIS IS ALSO TWEETED, I STAND WITH THE TWEETED, I STAND WITH THE PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG AS HAVE PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG AS HAVE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT GORDON LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT GORDON CHANG HAS SAID ABOUT THIS. CHANG HAS SAID ABOUT THIS.>>THAT LANGUAGE I THOUGHT WAS>>THAT LANGUAGE I THOUGHT WAS INAPPROPRIATE ON THE PART OF THE INAPPROPRIATE ON THE PART OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THIS IS NOT JUST A DISPUTE THIS IS NOT JUST A DISPUTE BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA. BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA. CHINA IS ATTACKING FREEDOM AND CHINA IS ATTACKING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, INCLUDING OURS, DEMOCRACY, INCLUDING OURS, ACROSS THE BOARD, AND THIS IS ACROSS THE BOARD, AND THIS IS THE FRONT LINE OF FREEDOM IN THE FRONT LINE OF FREEDOM IN HONG KONG. HONG KONG. WE NEED A RINGING DECLARATION WE NEED A RINGING DECLARATION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHICH SAYS THAT, STATES WHICH SAYS THAT, ESSENTIALLY IF CHINA USES FORCE ESSENTIALLY IF CHINA USES FORCE IN HONG KONG, IT WILL RESULT IN IN HONG KONG, IT WILL RESULT IN THE MOST SEVERE SANCTIONS THAT THE MOST SEVERE SANCTIONS THAT THE UNITED STATES PARTNERS AND THE UNITED STATES PARTNERS AND FRIENDS WILL IMPOSE ON THE FRIENDS WILL IMPOSE ON THE CHINESE. CHINESE. WE NEED TO STOP THIS. WE NEED TO STOP THIS. THIS IS A LEADER OF THE FREE THIS IS A LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. WORLD. THIS IS NOT JUST SOME — ANOTHER THIS IS NOT JUST SOME — ANOTHER COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>AND WENDY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS>>AND WENDY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BEHAVING IN THE WEAKEST POSSIBLE BEHAVING IN THE WEAKEST POSSIBLE WAY THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN A WAY THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN A PRESIDENT IN A SITUATION LIKE PRESIDENT IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. THIS. THIS IS THE SAME GUY WHO TRIES THIS IS THE SAME GUY WHO TRIES TO PRETEND THAT HE PLAYS TOUGH TO PRETEND THAT HE PLAYS TOUGH WITH CHINA. WITH CHINA.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT. THERE IS NO CHINA POLICY. THERE IS NO CHINA POLICY. THERE IS NO CHINA STRATEGY. THERE IS NO CHINA STRATEGY. THERE’S A TRADE STRATEGY. THERE’S A TRADE STRATEGY. FOR THE PRESIDENT, EVERYTHING IS FOR THE PRESIDENT, EVERYTHING IS A COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION. A COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EMPATHY. EMPATHY. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PEOPLE. PEOPLE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HUMAN IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HUMAN RIGHTS, DIGNITY, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, DIGNITY, DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM, AND TO A STORY YOU’RE FREEDOM, AND TO A STORY YOU’RE GOING TO GET TO LATER TONIGHT, GOING TO GET TO LATER TONIGHT, WE HAVE KEN CUCCINELLI STANDING WE HAVE KEN CUCCINELLI STANDING UP AND SAYING THAT THE STATUE OF UP AND SAYING THAT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SHOULD STAY GIVE ME YOUR LIBERTY SHOULD STAY GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, AND PEOPLE WHO TIRED, YOUR POOR, AND PEOPLE WHO CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN 2 FEET, CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN 2 FEET, AND WHEN PRESSED, HE SAID THE AND WHEN PRESSED, HE SAID THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WAS PUT UP STATUE OF LIBERTY WAS PUT UP WHEN PEOPLE WERE COMING FROM WHEN PEOPLE WERE COMING FROM EUROPE. EUROPE. THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION THAT THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION THAT IS COMPLETELY CORRUPT, IS COMPLETELY CORRUPT, COMPLETELY WITHOUT A SENSE OF COMPLETELY WITHOUT A SENSE OF WHAT DIGNITY, FREEDOM, AND TO WHAT DIGNITY, FREEDOM, AND TO USE THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WORD, USE THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WORD, LIBERTY IS REALLY ABOUT. LIBERTY IS REALLY ABOUT.>>AND AMBASSADOR McFALL, THE>>AND AMBASSADOR McFALL, THE PROTESTS IN RUSSIA COULD BE PROTESTS IN RUSSIA COULD BE PROTESTS IN THE UNITED STATES PROTESTS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FAIR ELECTIONS AND FOR FOR FAIR ELECTIONS AND FOR TRARNS TRARNS TRANSPARENCY. TRANSPARENCY. WE SAW STACEY ABRAMS WITH RICHAC WE SAW STACEY ABRAMS WITH RICHAC MADDOW. MADDOW. WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT LATER THIS HOUR, BUT THERE THAT LATER THIS HOUR, BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A CONNECTION BETWEEN SEEMS TO BE A CONNECTION BETWEEN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN HONG KONG, WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN HONG KONG, WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN RUSSIA. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN RUSSIA.>>THERE ARE PEOPLE STANDING UP>>THERE ARE PEOPLE STANDING UP FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES. FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES. THEY’RE DIFFERENT CASES, RIGHT, THEY’RE DIFFERENT CASES, RIGHT, BECAUSE IN RUSSIA WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE IN RUSSIA WHAT HAPPENED THERE WAS PEOPLE HAD GOT THE THERE WAS PEOPLE HAD GOT THE PETITIONS IN PLACE TO BE ON THE PETITIONS IN PLACE TO BE ON THE BALLOT, AND THEY WERE DENIED, BALLOT, AND THEY WERE DENIED, AND SO THEY’RE STANDING UP TO AND SO THEY’RE STANDING UP TO SAY, HEY, WE WANT OUR SAY, HEY, WE WANT OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO BE ON THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BE ON THE BALLOT BUT IN BOTH CASES THEY’RE BALLOT BUT IN BOTH CASES THEY’RE FACING AUTOCRATIC REGIMES FACING AUTOCRATIC REGIMES CRACKING DOWN. CRACKING DOWN. PEOPLE ARE STANDING UP, YOU PEOPLE ARE STANDING UP, YOU KNOW, IN A VERY VIGILANT WAY, IN KNOW, IN A VERY VIGILANT WAY, IN A VERY BRAVE WAY AND WE SHOULD A VERY BRAVE WAY AND WE SHOULD BE STANDING UP WITH THEM. BE STANDING UP WITH THEM. AT A MINIMUM, I HOPE TRUMP AT A MINIMUM, I HOPE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING THE ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING THE SIGNALS, ESPECIALLY TO THE SIGNALS, ESPECIALLY TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES OF THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES OF THE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING MILITARY ACTION AT HONG KONG, MILITARY ACTION AT HONG KONG, BECAUSE THAT WILL TRIGGER NOT BECAUSE THAT WILL TRIGGER NOT JUST PROBLEMS WITH DEMOCRACY AND JUST PROBLEMS WITH DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, BUT THERE WILL BE HUMAN RIGHTS, BUT THERE WILL BE MAJOR NEGATIVE ECONOMIC MAJOR NEGATIVE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES NOT ONLY FOR CHINA CONSEQUENCES NOT ONLY FOR CHINA BUT THE WORLD ECONOMY, SO THE BUT THE WORLD ECONOMY, SO THE PRESIDENT IS NOT DOING IT PRESIDENT IS NOT DOING IT PUBLICLY. PUBLICLY. I HOPE THE REST OF THE I HOPE THE REST OF THE ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING ACTION. ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING ACTION.>>AMBASSADOR McFAUL TO THE>>AMBASSADOR McFAUL TO THE NUCLEAR ACTION IN RUSSIA, THE NUCLEAR ACTION IN RUSSIA, THE PROTESTS ARE ABOUT A TRANSPARENT PROTESTS ARE ABOUT A TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT PROSE OF GETTING ON GOVERNMENT PROSE OF GETTING ON BALLOTS AND HAVING REAL BALLOTS AND HAVING REAL ELECTIONINGS ELECTIONINGS ELECTIONS, AND HERE IS THIS SAME ELECTIONS, AND HERE IS THIS SAME GOVERNMENT THAT IS BEHAVING, IT GOVERNMENT THAT IS BEHAVING, IT SEEMS, VERY SIMILARLY TO WHAT WE SEEMS, VERY SIMILARLY TO WHAT WE SAW AFTER THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT SAW AFTER THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT 30 YEARS AGO WITH THIS REFUSAL 30 YEARS AGO WITH THIS REFUSAL TO DEAL DIRECTLY AND HONESTLY, TO DEAL DIRECTLY AND HONESTLY, INCLUDING WITH THE PEOPLE WHOSE INCLUDING WITH THE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES COULD BE ENDANGERED BY IT. LIVES COULD BE ENDANGERED BY IT.>>I AGREE.>>I AGREE. AND FIRST OFF, I WANT TO EXPRESS AND FIRST OFF, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY CON DOLLDOLENCES, TO THE PEOP MY CON DOLLDOLENCES, TO THE PEOP THE FAMILIES WHO WERE LOST IN THE FAMILIES WHO WERE LOST IN THE TRAGEDY. THE TRAGEDY. DO WE NEED NUCLEAR POWERED DO WE NEED NUCLEAR POWERED CRUISE MISSILES IN THE WORLD, I CRUISE MISSILES IN THE WORLD, I DON’T THINK SO, BUT THE FACT DON’T THINK SO, BUT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO GO BACK THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO GO BACK TO OLD SOVIET WAYS AND COVER IT TO OLD SOVIET WAYS AND COVER IT UP ARE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS UP ARE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS MIKEL GORBACHEV AFTER CHERNOBYL MIKEL GORBACHEV AFTER CHERNOBYL THAT LED TO A PIVOT, A MORE OPEN THAT LED TO A PIVOT, A MORE OPEN SOCIETY. SOCIETY. THEY ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE IN THEY ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE IN THE 21st CENTURY TO ASSUME THAT THE 21st CENTURY TO ASSUME THAT THE CITIZENS OF RUSSIA, THE CITIZENS OF RUSSIA, SOPHISTICATED PEOPLE WITH ACCESS SOPHISTICATED PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION ARE NOT GOING TO TO INFORMATION ARE NOT GOING TO DEMAND MORE ACCOUNTABILITY FROM DEMAND MORE ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THAT GOVERNMENT. THAT GOVERNMENT.>>WENDY SHERMAN, YOU AND>>WENDY SHERMAN, YOU AND MICHAEL McFAUL WORKED IN MICHAEL McFAUL WORKED IN ADMINISTRATIONS WHERE WHAT YOU ADMINISTRATIONS WHERE WHAT YOU WERE PRESENTING AT YOUR LEVEL TO WERE PRESENTING AT YOUR LEVEL TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WAS BACKED FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WAS BACKED UP BOTH PUBLICLY AND PRIVATELY UP BOTH PUBLICLY AND PRIVATELY BY WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING. BY WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING. AMBASSADOR McFAUL SAYS HE’S AMBASSADOR McFAUL SAYS HE’S HOPING THAT THE FOREIGN POLICY HOPING THAT THE FOREIGN POLICY ESTABLISHMENT IS COMMUNICATING ESTABLISHMENT IS COMMUNICATING TO CHINA IN A BAY THAT GETS TO CHINA IN A BAY THAT GETS THROUGH TO THEM ABOUT THE THROUGH TO THEM ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS. IMPORTANCE OF THIS. WHY WOULD THEY TAKE ANYTHING WHY WOULD THEY TAKE ANYTHING SERIOUSLY FROM THE TRUMP STATE SERIOUSLY FROM THE TRUMP STATE DEPARTMENT IF THEY SEE THE DEPARTMENT IF THEY SEE THE TWEETS OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE TWEETS OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE PUBLIC COMMENTS OF DONALD TRUMP PUBLIC COMMENTS OF DONALD TRUMP WHERE HE DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE WHERE HE DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THIS AT ALL. ABOUT THIS AT ALL.>>INDEED.>>INDEED. MOST LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD MOST LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE DECIDED THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAVE DECIDED THE ONLY PERSON WHO DOES MATTER AS THE PRESIDENT DOES MATTER AS THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAYS IS DONALD TRUMP. HIMSELF SAYS IS DONALD TRUMP. AND SO EVEN WHEN DIPLOMATS AND AND SO EVEN WHEN DIPLOMATS AND THERE AREN’T NEARLY ENOUGH OF THERE AREN’T NEARLY ENOUGH OF THEM, AND THEY CERTAINLY AREN’T THEM, AND THEY CERTAINLY AREN’T ABLE TO DO THE WORK THAT MIKE ABLE TO DO THE WORK THAT MIKE AND I WOULD HAVE DONE. AND I WOULD HAVE DONE. WE WOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING TO WE WOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING TO OUR COLLEAGUES OVER THE WORLD, OUR COLLEAGUES OVER THE WORLD, GOING TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO GOING TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO ASK THAT THIS SITUATION BE ASK THAT THIS SITUATION BE LOOKED AT, THE UNITED NATIONS IS LOOKED AT, THE UNITED NATIONS IS IN FACT STARTING ITS OWN IN FACT STARTING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION OF POLICE INVESTIGATION OF POLICE BRUTALITY, IN HONG KONG, AND I BRUTALITY, IN HONG KONG, AND I ASSUME SOMEONE’S GOING TO TAKE A ASSUME SOMEONE’S GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WAS REALLY A FLYING LOOK AT WHAT WAS REALLY A FLYING CHERNOBYL ON A MISSILE THAT TOOK CHERNOBYL ON A MISSILE THAT TOOK PLACE, A FLYING NUCLEAR REACTOR PLACE, A FLYING NUCLEAR REACTOR IN ESSENCE, SOMETHING WE BEGAN IN ESSENCE, SOMETHING WE BEGAN IN THE 1960s AND PUT ASIDE IN THE 1960s AND PUT ASIDE BECAUSE IT WAS SO DANGEROUS AND BECAUSE IT WAS SO DANGEROUS AND FRAUGHT WITH TROUBLE, BUT ALL OF FRAUGHT WITH TROUBLE, BUT ALL OF THAT KIND OF DIPLOMACY, ALL OF THAT KIND OF DIPLOMACY, ALL OF THAT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IS NOT THAT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IS NOT BEING BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND BEING BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND EVEN IF IT WERE, AS YOU POINT EVEN IF IT WERE, AS YOU POINT OUT, NOBODY WILL MUCH CARE IF OUT, NOBODY WILL MUCH CARE IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS REALLY JUST SAYING STATES IS REALLY JUST SAYING NEVER MIND, AS MIKE SAID, I’VE NEVER MIND, AS MIKE SAID, I’VE WITHDRAWN FROM THE WORLD, YOU’RE WITHDRAWN FROM THE WORLD, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN. ON YOUR OWN. I’LL STAY OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS. I’LL STAY OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS. YOU STAY OUT OF MINE, AND JUST YOU STAY OUT OF MINE, AND JUST MAKE SURE THAT AMERICA IS GREAT MAKE SURE THAT AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN WHEN I THINK AMERICA WAS AGAIN WHEN I THINK AMERICA WAS PRETTY GREAT, CAN BE GREATER PRETTY GREAT, CAN BE GREATER ALWAYS, BUT THE PRESIDENT’S PATH ALWAYS, BUT THE PRESIDENT’S PATH IS A PATH OF DESTRUCTIONINGS.

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100 thoughts on “President Donald Trump Refuses To Condemn Anti-Democracy Crackdowns | The Last Word | MSNBC”

  • I don't agree with you this time.
    Its not a freedom protest. Its just lawlessness of stupid young foreign influence kids

  • Sacred Grooves says:

    UGGH! We need to IMPEACH the IMBECILE in office! Unbelieveable! WOW!!! If anyone doesn't know what is happening in China, PLEASE watch anything about JOSHUA WONG! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbz9dbkj6Vg and on NETFLIX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lN9_mQq2mQ If Trump was smart or actually cared, it would take him 5 minutes to know what side of the Hong Kong protest he should be on. You stand with the people who are demanding FREEDOM! DUH! What a ridiculous president we have! How UN-AMERICAN!

  • When ever he speaks in front of the helicopter 🚁, he says blah, blah, blah, what a tiny mind he has. He does not understand the complexity of this world, what a shame, such a blowhead is elected for president of the greatest nation, vote blue or impeach asap.

  • A REAL PRESIDENT If you want to see how a president
    should look, act, and talk, look up Tulsi Gabbard on her youtube
    channel. This country has always been great, and this woman's calm
    common sense could heal our wounds and make this country even better.
    She rubs some fur backwards in both parties for her anti war policies [ a
    lot of money in war ] but she wouldn't back down from a fight if
    diplomacy failed. Take a breath of fresh air and spend a little time to
    check her out. Impressive sophistication, the only adult in the race in
    either party. You will be impressed. If only war money didn't own all
    the news, and both parties.

  • A REAL PRESIDENT If you want to see how a president
    should look, act, and talk, look up Tulsi Gabbard on her youtube
    channel. This country has always been great, and this woman's calm
    common sense could heal our wounds and make this country even better.
    She rubs some fur backwards in both parties for her anti war policies [ a
    lot of money in war ] but she wouldn't back down from a fight if
    diplomacy failed. Take a breath of fresh air and spend a little time to
    check her out. Impressive sophistication, the only adult in the race in
    either party. You will be impressed. If only war money didn't own all
    the news, and both parties.

  • A REAL PRESIDENT If you want to see how a president
    should look, act, and talk, look up Tulsi Gabbard on her youtube
    channel. This country has always been great, and this woman's calm
    common sense could heal our wounds and make this country even better.
    She rubs some fur backwards in both parties for her anti war policies [ a
    lot of money in war ] but she wouldn't back down from a fight if
    diplomacy failed. Take a breath of fresh air and spend a little time to
    check her out. Impressive sophistication, the only adult in the race in
    either party. You will be impressed. If only war money didn't own all
    the news, and both parties.

  • A REAL PRESIDENT If you want to see how a president
    should look, act, and talk, look up Tulsi Gabbard on her youtube
    channel. This country has always been great, and this woman's calm
    common sense could heal our wounds and make this country even better.
    She rubs some fur backwards in both parties for her anti war policies [ a
    lot of money in war ] but she wouldn't back down from a fight if
    diplomacy failed. Take a breath of fresh air and spend a little time to
    check her out. Impressive sophistication, the only adult in the race in
    either party. You will be impressed. If only war money didn't own all
    the news, and both parties.

  • A REAL PRESIDENT If you want to see how a president
    should look, act, and talk, look up Tulsi Gabbard on her youtube
    channel. This country has always been great, and this woman's calm
    common sense could heal our wounds and make this country even better.
    She rubs some fur backwards in both parties for her anti war policies [ a
    lot of money in war ] but she wouldn't back down from a fight if
    diplomacy failed. Take a breath of fresh air and spend a little time to
    check her out. Impressive sophistication, the only adult in the race in
    either party. You will be impressed. If only war money didn't own all
    the news, and both parties.

  • Working in the anti-Modero snipe was slimy. Modero was elected and Trump is engaged in acts of war trying to remove him. If Venezuelans elect a poor leader, they can also vote him out. They are no existential threat to America but they do have a lot of oil we'd like to steal. Good job coming out against democracy in favor of the Empire, you soulless corporate tools.

  • Once again, we listened to a Biden sound bite with out allowing us to hear what other candidates might feel about this issue. It appears the media, including Lawrence O'Donnell has picked our next president and that is disgusting. Why are you doing this? The media completely missed the 2016 elections by picking Clinton. Wrong. Secondly, I'm done with the Hong Kong riots. There is so much going on in our own neighborhood and should concern ourselves with the unbelievable hostilities and hate. We are fragmenting as a country, things are NOT getting better.

  • Kind of Smooth says:

    The American people should march to get rid of, as Aryanna Pressley calls the ‘Occupant’ of the White House. The swampy orange creature burning the United States to the ground.

  • Sadly, with this moron in the White House, the US is rapidly losing all credibility as far as democracy is concerned and also as the presidency being the leader of the free world. The orange loser, who is no leader, and all his racist supporters are truly turning our great country into a joke.

  • We could all most likely be dead by 2047 that is why China wants Hong Kong's $$$$'s and resources before the end of humanity.

  • Manfred Bartels says:

    Trump is not a democrat at all that's why he loves what is going on in China and Russia or North Korea. Trump is just a leech who profit from the kind of democracy in the USA.

  • Dallas Dunston says:

    Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  • Not surprising Trump can't acknowledge when Russia kills people or china has human atrocities ….his withdrawal to speak is so inappropriate to the USA …democracy and human rights wouldn't matter to a conservative????????????????????????

  • Spanky Weaselcakes says:

    America violates rights constantly. No fair elections. Foreign coups with installed governments. Patriot Act anyone? Talk about the illusion of democracy…

  • There is no point if you want to ask Trump what he thinks about the democracy. He does not have any knowledge and understanding what the democracy means. It is a shame. There is such a notion as human beings and human lives and democracy in his brain. His brain is full of thoughts of how to get money. His desire to remain at the presidency is soooo strong, desperate level, because he knew if he is not elected, the prison is waiting. So for him, being a president is the only way for him to live and survive thanks to the DOJ Guideline. Unless he is impeached, he is there, controlling all the power and money, destroying the country, harming hard working people, making riches much more richer and making his crimes and supporters more corrupt and creating more criminals around the government. No hope as long as he is breathing the air at the top of the country, doing nothing like what a leader is supposed to do, but attacking and encouraging hate-filled violence, triggering mass killing.

  • In his mind, only this is important: make America "Trump's America" not "UNITED States of America"
    He wants to place and stamp his name TRUMP all the places in the country, as he did on the building where Deutche Bank is residing.
    Crime or no crime, nothing matters to him other than the evil delusion of him being at the top of country.

  • I wonder what the corporate press thinks about anti-democracy crackdowns in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, which have been supported by the U.S. for decades. Or do those not matter because they go along with U.S. hegemony?

  • Charisma Hornum-Fries says:

    I really hope that America finds out that the self proclaimed, entitled and smug title of leader of the free world is hypocritical and anti democratic. The free world didn’t vote for any president of The US or want the US president as those democratic nations vote for their leadership. The election of Trump just highlighted that.

  • If it doesn't end up like Libya, Iraq, Syria, USSR, Venezuela
    usa CIA wont pay
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf3mznqWWOA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WB0yk1ip5A

  • W. R. Bagamaspad says:

    I'm not so surprised of his comment about the crisis in HK. Of course, a similar comment he made two years ago between the white nationalist and protesters in Charlottesville. VA that claimed the dear life of a woman. This is what he said: "There were fine people on both side, okay"? Then my question is. Is it fine to have somebody got killed during that rally? Truth is, Trump always take the bad side with Putin, Kim Jun-I'll, MBS and other strongmen.

  • People trying to get rid of Maduro in Venezuala huh? Maduro is the popular and democratically elected leader of that country. But the US doesn't like him because he wants their oil to benefit its citizens instead of our our companies. We have declared war on them and are killing them by the thousands by our sanctions. Of course the corporate media won't admit it.

  • Hate to tell you but there is a reason for all that and the US will be next. This should not be newsworthy or even a shock-People need to wake up an crawl from under that dome you're in.
    You can vote and hopefully vote positive and you keep in mind there is just over a year to make up your mind and do the right thing for the US or you will be Hong Kong-Russia-China Trump loves to be a dictator & he's not practising for no reason. It's all in the plan. Stop surmising it with other crap it is what it is a takeover towards dictatorship. I spy with my litter ears & eyes out democracy going going [email protected]@@

  • Jeffrey Morton says:

    First off, the US is not now, nor ever has been, a true bastion of Freedom and Democracy, holding it's shining light as a beacon for the rest of the world to follow. US taxpayers being force-fed this idea is a brainwashing tactic to disguise the fact that we are no more "free" than the people of Russia or North Korea. Discussing whether to validate the protesters is like arguing over who gets to shoot the squirrel out of the tree. Either way, the squirrel ends up dead…

  • Come on! Why even stick a mic under his pointy nose? When it comes to anything cerebral all you can read into it is he is too stupid to comprehend it. Racism, sexism, white supremacy, now that you can read everything into his silence. And why are reporters let him off the hook by not mentioning Trump's business deals with China that's been happening over the last few days.

  • Expecting this President to stand up for anything that is worth a darned is a fool's errand. That is, of course, unless it puts money in Trump's pocket and then by all means he will stand up for it.

  • You know, being the President is really kind of an easy job when you don't do anything and don't care about anything other than tweeting. We should all be so lucky to get paid for that type of non-work.

  • Girlonfire Trinity says:

    We dont have democracy and true "freedom" in the US. TRUMP has enough mess going on all over the US to talk about he doesn't need to worry about Hong Kong. He is not the world's president he is Russia of USA president. Russia USA had 3 mass shootings in 1 week. Then Chicago and Baltimore murder count is out of control, and economy.

  • Promethean Allegory says:

    Obama would have made a speech about “being on the wrong side of history” and followed up with …nothing.

    Trump has said next to nothing while tightening an economic noose around China that, at this critical juncture, could possibly bring down the communist grip on power. All speculation but, your one-track anti-Trump parade of bias is soooo cliche' and unprofessional it has become downright boring.

  • I don't think we have to worry about Russia putin will make it uninhabitable in the next decade or so of course trump may make the USA uninhabitable in the next year

  • While I'm all in favor of transparent elections in Russia. Why is the U.S.A. condemning Russia when Trump country doesn't have fair elections. Begin at home. That's exactly the trouble with the U.S. Why should any country listen to the U.S. when it, itself, is corrupt. And the people of the U.S. only think they live in a Democracy. iN FACT IT'S ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS. The Ambassador has hit the nail on the head. Just ask the Black and Latino people who get only the boot from Trump.

  • Marcus Antonius says:

    Drumpf disgusts me with his utter indifference to the Hong Kong, situation. He should be condemning the Chinese authorities, for what's happening over there. But he chooses not to do so.

  • Oddvard Myrnes says:

    The asset stripper sent to Russia to steal what he could, the US ambassador to Moscow is a CIA operative. Nobody should interfere in HK or in Russia. This is what they accuse Russia of doing in the US. Meddeling in internal affairs in foreign countries are BAD. Mrs Sherman title is 'global affairs' contributor. She sure look like an interventionist and war monger to me.

  • Jo-Erlend Schinstad says:

    I'm not asking you to do as I say. I'm only asking you to listen to what she has to say. Marianne2020, it's a Youtube channel.

  • Trump is not and never confused. He IS DEFINITELY VERY VERY STUPID BUT NOT AND NEVER CONFUSED. Democracy does not work for him.

  • Trump is not and never confused. He IS DEFINITELY VERY VERY STUPID BUT NOT AND NEVER CONFUSED. Democracy does not work for him.

  • I do wonder why people overseas hate him so bad. They all think he's stupid, but that's far from the truth. he just needs his phone shut off.

  • Sad they have built ten cities for these testing sites since 1987, no value for life, we need to test anything coming in to American, since we can't trust our owe President.

  • Chine never promised Hong Kong. It was a deal between China and UK. Hongkonger don't have the stand point to ask that because British regards this as a bargaining chip to keep colony which didn't success.

  • Thomas De Quincey says:

    The Hong Kong protesters need to keep pushing, China have made a mistake by "threatening" military intervention. China will either have to back down or follow through on the threat, either course will be a victory for the protesters. If they back down the protesters now know that China has no recourse, if they follow through the economy of Hong Kong will take a hit, driving more Hong Konian's (I just made that up, but it works, doesn't it?) onto the protesters side.

  • Steve Anderson says:

    George Soros is right about Xi Jingping that the guy is dangerous. Starting from Dang Xiaoping to Hu Jingtao the CCP was working slowly towards capitalism. Once Xi Jingping took over the wheel of the PRC he is heading back to Mao's error. He is currently pushing a "mixed public-private" scheme to force acquirement of tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent to become "state owned" enterprises. Communist scholars say Xi has some far reaching sights that will revive China's glory of the past. Obviously, a communist globalist's view is not about "multi-polarity" but a NWO of repression while most Americans are still holding the belief that they will be immune bcs there is an ocean away from China. A very inauspicious scenario that can seriously affect universal values and humanity will ultimately invade America and may also be followed by a civil war incited by China too.

  • Randall McIlwaine says:

    Trump envies the Russians and Chinese government's ability to limit transparency, so of course he doesn't care about the protesters.

  • Even suggesting congressman should be barred from visiting countries in case they find out you’ve been making inappropriate deals with them may be grounds for further investigation and prosecution after leaving office. No low too low for this POTUS.

  • Losaiko RESIST!!! Say No to Trump and No Fascisim says:

    Trump will declare he was right no matter what happens.
    The world is begging for democracy & Trump does NOTHING!!!!!

  • Patrick Mühlbeyer says:

    Oh look, americans talking about democracy. How many more votes did the opponent of your current president have?

  • ElPocho DelMundo says:

    The Pig is a disgrace to our nation. Impeach him. Defeat him in election. Indict him of his crimes. Imprison the Pig.

  • ElPocho DelMundo says:

    Gordon Chang is a long time conservative. We on the left stand in alliance with the leadership his voice asserts. Chang is a conservative China specialist and he leads where the president totaloly fails. Lead on, Gordon. We need you and stand with you.

  • Erdman West III says:

    Remove the orange Cthulu and all his moron army. The war between Democracy and Fascism is on worldwide. with the Fascists attempting a final total dominance now that trump is a declared Racist/ Fascist. Freedom now for all people or all freedoms will be lost.

  • Jonathan Ryals says:

    The Russians are testing a new weapon called "skyfall"? Um… This doesn't sound good… at the risk of sounding like chicken little,
    THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!

  • Jonathan Ryals says:

    On China, we are already lost. Hong Kong has a deal with the UK to preserve the 50 year turnover agreement. If the UK steps in we are bound by treaty to help. So, basically the ball is in the UK's court and they are too messed up over Brexit to stand up to China over this.

  • maybe that's what it took giving up our freedom so the world acquires it? karma? that's what america says when they go into a country to annihilate it "we're preaching freedom"

  • It saddens me that so many of my fellow Americans voted in and continue to support a failing business man with no political experience. We should have never let Trump sit in our president chair. This is incredibly dangerous.

  • Jonathan Still says:

    Why not condemn China ? He is a hypocrite anyways. The protests need to be happening here, as well as in Russia ! We will not tolerate tyranny !

  • Evan Degenfelder says:

    "That's the way presidents in the country used to sound". True, but that was when we had a real president. Someone with a sliver of a brain, a smidgen of heart, a pinch of common sense, a tiny bit of dignity and a whit of intelligence.

  • Why would any American think that Rump administration would do anything to bolster freedom he is good buddies with every dictator in the world Rump want's to be just like them.

  • First they came for the Tibetans, and we said nothing. Then they came for the Uighurs and we stayed silent. Then they came for Hong Kong and we said hollow words. They will come for us! Every failure of democracy is a failure of mankind.

  • The scale of the nuclear explosion in that still picture is massive! Lying to their people and the world about a nuclear accident is irresponsible and careless.

  • Gerhard Rinkens says:

    China most certainly thinks that anything Western is irrelevant to them…. even for the Hong Kongers that is ultimately the case….. if you are a Westerner you are only endured for as long as you are there…
    In 1997 the Hong Konger seemed tired of the Brits governing Hong Kong and had no objections with regard to China taking over…. the Hong Kongers saw themselves foremostly as Chinese, disregarding the differences to Beijing…. wanting to be part of China in good faith. Now they are seeing what it means to be or become part of China…… and China has yet a long way to go before it is a free-thinking society as Hong Kong has been. I do not expect China will ever be, albeit the affluence that is spreading in China's society may allude that it is surpassing everyone else on the planet. Let's just watch what will happen to Taiwan…

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