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November 19, 2019
Trump Silent on Hong Kong as Senate Prepares Pro-Democracy Vote
Journalists Mike Dorning, Daniel Flatley
A push by Senate Republicans to support Hong Kong protesters has been met with silence from President Donald Trump, who has yet to indicate whether he would sign a bipartisan bill that risks angering China as he tries to close a preliminary trade deal.
The measure, which could pass as soon as Tuesday, was drafted with help from officials from the Treasury and the State Departments, according to a congressional aide. Yet a senior administration official on Monday cautioned that Trump’s seal of approval is the only one that matters.
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