Tuesday, President Trump Tweeted that US intelligence believes that the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong.
President Trump also Tweeted that “Everyone should be calm and safe!”
Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters outside the Hong Kong Airport for the 2nd day running Tuesday though calm returned to the airport in the early hours of Wednesday.
The airport disruptions are an escalation of a Summer of demonstrations against what some in Hong Kong see as an increasing erosion of freedoms. The protests have in recent weeks turned to focus on police brutality against demonstrators.
Earlier Tuesday, President Trump called the Hong Kong protests a “very tricky situation,” saying he hopes no one is injured or killed.