U.S. Watches As Pro-Democracy Protests Hit Hong Kong And Russia | MTP Daily | MSNBC

U.S. Watches As Pro-Democracy Protests Hit Hong Kong And Russia | MTP Daily | MSNBC


>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. VIOLENT CLASHES ERUPTED TODAY VIOLENT CLASHES ERUPTED TODAY BETWEEN PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS BETWEEN PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS AND RIOT POLICE AT HONG KONG’S AND RIOT POLICE AT HONG KONG’S AIRPORT. AIRPORT. POLICE ARMED WITH PEPPER SPRAY POLICE ARMED WITH PEPPER SPRAY AND BATONS RUSHED IN AS AND BATONS RUSHED IN AS PROTESTERS SHUT DOWN ONE OF THE PROTESTERS SHUT DOWN ONE OF THE WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORTS FOR A WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORTS FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY. SECOND STRAIGHT DAY. VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE AIRPORT VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE AIRPORT APPEARED TO SHOW THE APPEARED TO SHOW THE DEMONSTRATORS BEATING TWO PEOPLE DEMONSTRATORS BEATING TWO PEOPLE THAT THEY SUSPECTED OF BEING THAT THEY SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICERS. UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICERS. THE PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN THE PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING IN HONG KONG FOR DEMONSTRATING IN HONG KONG FOR MONTHS NOW, TRIGGERED BY A BILL MONTHS NOW, TRIGGERED BY A BILL THAT COULD HAVE EXTRADITED THAT COULD HAVE EXTRADITED ANYONE ARRESTED IN HONG KONG TO ANYONE ARRESTED IN HONG KONG TO MAINLAND CHINA. MAINLAND CHINA. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED THE PROTESTS, QUOTE, CALLED THE PROTESTS, QUOTE, SIGNS OF TERRORISM. SIGNS OF TERRORISM. PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTED THIS WAY PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTED THIS WAY TODAY. TODAY.>>WELL, THE HONG KONG THING IS>>WELL, THE HONG KONG THING IS VERY TOUGH SITUATION, VERY VERY TOUGH SITUATION, VERY TOUGH. TOUGH. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BUT I’M SURE IT WILL WORK OUT. BUT I’M SURE IT WILL 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. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY. I THINK IT WILL WORK OUT, AND I I THINK IT WILL WORK OUT, AND I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR LIBERTY, I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR LIBERTY, I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY, HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY, INCLUDING CHINA. INCLUDING CHINA. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT PEACEFULLY. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT PEACEFULLY. HOPE NOBODY GETS HURT, I HOPE HOPE NOBODY GETS HURT, I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED. NOBODY GETS KILLED.>>NOT EXACTLY THE FULL-THROATED>>NOT EXACTLY THE FULL-THROATED SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY THAT YOU SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY THAT YOU MIGHT TYPICALLY EXPECT FROM A MIGHT TYPICALLY EXPECT FROM A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT IS NOT ONLY — NOT THE ONLY THAT IS NOT ONLY — NOT THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THIS WHITE HOUSE IS PLACE WHERE THIS WHITE HOUSE IS CHOOSING NOT TO SEND A FORCEFUL CHOOSING NOT TO SEND A FORCEFUL MESSAGE TO AN AUTHORITARIAN MESSAGE TO AN AUTHORITARIAN LEADER. LEADER. IN MOSCOW, MORE THAN A THOUSAND IN MOSCOW, MORE THAN A THOUSAND PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS HAVE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN RECENT DAYS. BEEN ARRESTED IN RECENT DAYS. SO FAR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SO FAR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS LARGELY REMAINED SILENT. HAS LARGELY REMAINED SILENT. HERE WITH US NOW, FORMER U.S. HERE WITH US NOW, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA AND FORMER AMBASSADOR TO CHINA AND FORMER U.S. SENATOR, MAX BAUCUS, AND U.S. SENATOR, MAX BAUCUS, AND EVELYN FARKAS. EVELYN FARKAS. EVELYN WAS ALSO THE DEPUTY EVELYN WAS ALSO THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND EURASIA. FOR RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND EURASIA. WHAT MESSAGE IS THIS PRESIDENT WHAT MESSAGE IS THIS PRESIDENT SENDING TO CHINA, AND FRANKLY TO SENDING TO CHINA, AND FRANKLY TO THE PROTESTERS THAT ARE, YOU THE PROTESTERS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, SUPPORTING WHAT WE WOULD KNOW, SUPPORTING WHAT WE WOULD TYPICALLY THINK TO BE — WHAT TYPICALLY THINK TO BE — WHAT SHOULD BE THE NATURAL AMERICAN SHOULD BE THE NATURAL AMERICAN POSITION HERE BY ESSENTIALLY POSITION HERE BY ESSENTIALLY SAYING — STAYING OUT OF IT? SAYING — STAYING OUT OF IT?>>WELL WELL, FRANKLY I’VE BEEN>>WELL WELL, FRANKLY I’VE BEEN HONG KONG A COUPLE OF TIMES THE HONG KONG A COUPLE OF TIMES THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS, I’VE SPOKEN LAST EIGHT WEEKS, I’VE SPOKEN WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREET, CAB DRIVERS, I SPOKE STREET, CAB DRIVERS, I SPOKE WITH CARRIE LAM, THE CHIEF WITH CARRIE LAM, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE. EXECUTIVE. I CAN TELL YOU THAT UP UNTIL I CAN TELL YOU THAT UP UNTIL NOW, THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET NOW, THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET ARE QUITE SYMPATHETIC WITH THE ARE QUITE SYMPATHETIC WITH THE PROTESTERS. PROTESTERS. OBVIOUSLY IT’S THAT PROPOSED OBVIOUSLY IT’S THAT PROPOSED EXTRADITION STATUTE WHICH HAS EXTRADITION STATUTE WHICH HAS CAUSED GREAT ANGST BECAUSE IT’S CAUSED GREAT ANGST BECAUSE IT’S SEEN AS REPRESENTATIVE OF SEEN AS REPRESENTATIVE OF MAINLAND CHINA EXERCISING EVEN MAINLAND CHINA EXERCISING EVEN MORE CONTROL FOR HONG KONG THAN MORE CONTROL FOR HONG KONG THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST. THEY HAVE IN THE PAST. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG ARE CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG ARE VERY, VERY TOUGH. VERY, VERY TOUGH. COSTS WILL BE EXTREMELY HIGH. COSTS WILL BE EXTREMELY HIGH. HOUSING IS ALMOST UNAVAILABLE. HOUSING IS ALMOST UNAVAILABLE. IT’S A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION IT’S A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. MY SENSE, FRANKLY, IS THAT MY SENSE, FRANKLY, IS THAT CHINA, MAINLAND CHINA WILL CHINA, MAINLAND CHINA WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A WAITING GAME. CONTINUE TO PLAY A WAITING GAME. THAT’S THEIR BASIC STRATEGY. THAT’S THEIR BASIC STRATEGY. THEY’RE GOING TO HOPE FRANKLY THEY’RE GOING TO HOPE FRANKLY THAT PERHAPS THE PROTESTERS MAKE THAT PERHAPS THE PROTESTERS MAKE A MISTAKE. A MISTAKE. THE PROTESTERS I THINK ARE THE PROTESTERS I THINK ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THAT WITH GETTING CLOSE TO THAT WITH CONTINUING SHUTDOWN OF THE CONTINUING SHUTDOWN OF THE AIRPORT. AIRPORT. THAT’S GOING TO DISRUPT THE CITY THAT’S GOING TO DISRUPT THE CITY AND THAT’S GOING TO CAUSE THE AND THAT’S GOING TO CAUSE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TYCOONS BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TYCOONS TO SAY, HEY, ENOUGH’S ENOUGH TO SAY, HEY, ENOUGH’S ENOUGH HERE. HERE. SO THIS IS BASICALLY UP TO SO THIS IS BASICALLY UP TO CARRIE LAM, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CARRIE LAM, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE. IT’S UP TO XI JINPING. IT’S UP TO XI JINPING. TO BE HONEST, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO BE HONEST, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE COULD REALLY DO IF WE TRY TO WE COULD REALLY DO IF WE TRY TO GET INTO IT THERE. GET INTO IT THERE. OF COURSE AMERICA STANDS UP FOR OF COURSE AMERICA STANDS UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. HUMAN RIGHTS. WE’VE BEEN THE BEACON ON THE WE’VE BEEN THE BEACON ON THE HILL. HILL.>>RIGHT, BUT IS THIS PRESIDENT>>RIGHT, BUT IS THIS PRESIDENT ACTING THAT WAY? ACTING THAT WAY? I DON’T SEE THAT. I DON’T SEE THAT.>>TO BE HONEST, NO, HE’S NOT.>>TO BE HONEST, NO, HE’S NOT. I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, I WAS AT A I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, I WAS AT A SUMMIT IN 2014 BETWEEN PRESIDENT SUMMIT IN 2014 BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING. OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING. ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS PRESIDENT XI RAISED, HE ACCUSED PRESIDENT XI RAISED, HE ACCUSED YOU AMERICANS, YOU’RE FOMENTING YOU AMERICANS, YOU’RE FOMENTING UNREST IN HONG KONG. UNREST IN HONG KONG. IT REALLY GOT UNDER HIS SKIN AND IT REALLY GOT UNDER HIS SKIN AND VERY MUCH BOTHERED HIM. VERY MUCH BOTHERED HIM. PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HIS CREDIT PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HIS CREDIT SAID WE’RE AMERICANS. SAID WE’RE AMERICANS. WE’RE BILL OF RIGHTS. WE’RE BILL OF RIGHTS. WE’RE DECLARATION OF WE’RE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. INDEPENDENCE. HUMAN RIGHTS IS VIRTUALLY IN OUR HUMAN RIGHTS IS VIRTUALLY IN OUR DNA. DNA. HE EXPLAINED THAT. HE EXPLAINED THAT. I WON’T GO CHAPTER AND VERSE I WON’T GO CHAPTER AND VERSE WHAT THE SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION WHAT THE SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION WAS BUT WE DIDN’T DO A LOT MORE, WAS BUT WE DIDN’T DO A LOT MORE, THE UNITED STATES DID NOT, EVEN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT, EVEN UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT’S A VERY, VERY TOUCHY IT’S A VERY, VERY TOUCHY SITUATION. SITUATION. WE COULD DO MORE THAN WE ARE WE COULD DO MORE THAN WE ARE DOING BUT IT’S RISKY TO GO TOO DOING BUT IT’S RISKY TO GO TOO FAR. FAR.>>EVELYN FARKAS, WHAT ROLE DO>>EVELYN FARKAS, WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS PLAY, THOUGH, IN THIS BECAUSE AS PLAY, THOUGH, IN THIS BECAUSE AS THE AMBASSADOR POINTS OUT, EVEN THE AMBASSADOR POINTS OUT, EVEN IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S POLICIES DIDN’T TAKE A STEP POLICIES DIDN’T TAKE A STEP FARTHER, THE PUBLIC POSTURE WAS FARTHER, THE PUBLIC POSTURE WAS DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT.>>I WOULD ACTUALLY ARGUE THAT>>I WOULD ACTUALLY ARGUE THAT THE POLICY WAS TO TELL THE THE POLICY WAS TO TELL THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO EXERCISE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT UNDER THE OBAMA RESTRAINT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. I SAY THAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY I SAY THAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY KNOWING THAT FOR A FACT. KNOWING THAT FOR A FACT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT PRESIDENT I DON’T KNOW WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID OR WHAT MY COLLEAGUES OBAMA SAID OR WHAT MY COLLEAGUES WERE SAYING AT THE TIME. WERE SAYING AT THE TIME. BUT CLEARLY IF THE UNITED STATES BUT CLEARLY IF THE UNITED STATES SAYS TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SAYS TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT KEEP YOUR WORD, REMEMBER, WHAT KEEP YOUR WORD, REMEMBER, WHAT THEY’RE UPSET ABOUT, THESE THEY’RE UPSET ABOUT, THESE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, THEY’RE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, THEY’RE UPSET BECAUSE WHEN HONG KONG WAS UPSET BECAUSE WHEN HONG KONG WAS TURNED BACK TO CHINA BY THE TURNED BACK TO CHINA BY THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 1997, THE DEAL UNITED KINGDOM IN 1997, THE DEAL WAS, THE CHINESE SAID YOU, HONG WAS, THE CHINESE SAID YOU, HONG KONG, CAN HAVE SEMI-AUTONOMY. KONG, CAN HAVE SEMI-AUTONOMY. IT MEANS YOU CAN RULE YOUR IT MEANS YOU CAN RULE YOUR ECONOMY, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN ECONOMY, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN ECONOMY, YOUR OWN RULES THERE. ECONOMY, YOUR OWN RULES THERE.>>LOCAL GOVERNMENT.>>LOCAL GOVERNMENT.>>IT’S NOT A TOTAL DEMOCRACY,>>IT’S NOT A TOTAL DEMOCRACY, BUT THEY SEEM TO HAVE STEPPED BUT THEY SEEM TO HAVE STEPPED BACK FROM THAT DEAL BIG-TIME, BACK FROM THAT DEAL BIG-TIME, FIRST AS THE AMBASSADOR FIRST AS THE AMBASSADOR MENTIONED IN 2014 THERE WAS AN MENTIONED IN 2014 THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT BY THE CHINESE TO MOVE ATTEMPT BY THE CHINESE TO MOVE IN MORE HEAVY HANDEDLY AND JUST IN MORE HEAVY HANDEDLY AND JUST RECENTLY WITH THIS EXTRADITION RECENTLY WITH THIS EXTRADITION LAW. LAW. AND SO THE HONG KONG CITIZENS AND SO THE HONG KONG CITIZENS GOT REALLY NERVOUS BECAUSE THEY GOT REALLY NERVOUS BECAUSE THEY THINK NOW THE GOVERNMENT IN THINK NOW THE GOVERNMENT IN BEIJING RULED BY THIS RELATIVELY BEIJING RULED BY THIS RELATIVELY NEW PRESIDENT, XI JINPING, IS NEW PRESIDENT, XI JINPING, IS TRY TO CLAMP DOWN AND TAKE AWAY TRY TO CLAMP DOWN AND TAKE AWAY THAT DEAL, TAKE AWAY THAT THAT DEAL, TAKE AWAY THAT SEMI-AUTONOMOUS STATUS. SEMI-AUTONOMOUS STATUS. I WAS IN HONG KONG IN APRIL AND I WAS IN HONG KONG IN APRIL AND IN JUNE I WAS IN TAIWAN. IN JUNE I WAS IN TAIWAN. IN TAIWAN, IF YOU THINK THEY’RE IN TAIWAN, IF YOU THINK THEY’RE NERVOUS IN HONG KONG, THEY’RE NERVOUS IN HONG KONG, THEY’RE ALSO NERVOUS IN TAIWAN. ALSO NERVOUS IN TAIWAN.>>MR. AMBASSADOR, THE PRESIDENT>>MR. AMBASSADOR, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THAT CHINESE TROOPS ARE TWEETED THAT CHINESE TROOPS ARE HEADING FOR THE BORDER WITH HONG HEADING FOR THE BORDER WITH HONG KONG. KONG. WHAT KIND OF AN ESCALATION DOES WHAT KIND OF AN ESCALATION DOES THAT REPRESENT AND WHAT DOES IT THAT REPRESENT AND WHAT DOES IT TELL YOU THAT THE PRESIDENT IS TELL YOU THAT THE PRESIDENT IS PUTTING THAT KIND OF INFORMATION PUTTING THAT KIND OF INFORMATION OUT ON TWITTER? OUT ON TWITTER?>>WELL, FIRST, I THINK THAT THE>>WELL, FIRST, I THINK THAT THE CHINESE ARE A LITTLE HEAVY CHINESE ARE A LITTLE HEAVY HANDED WHEN THEIR PROPAGANDA HANDED WHEN THEIR PROPAGANDA MACHINE CRANKS UP AND SAYS MACHINE CRANKS UP AND SAYS THEY’RE MOVING TROOPS ALONG THE THEY’RE MOVING TROOPS ALONG THE BORDER AND TO SOME DEGREE INTO BORDER AND TO SOME DEGREE INTO HONG KONG. HONG KONG. CHINESE ARE VERY CONSERVATIVE. CHINESE ARE VERY CONSERVATIVE. THEY ARE NOT VERY NIMBLE WHEN IT THEY ARE NOT VERY NIMBLE WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC POLICY. COMES TO PUBLIC POLICY. THEY HAVE NEVER HAD A HISTORY OF THEY HAVE NEVER HAD A HISTORY OF DOING SO, THEY’RE VERY DOING SO, THEY’RE VERY AUTHORITARIAN. AUTHORITARIAN. SO FRANKLY I THINK THE SOLUTION SO FRANKLY I THINK THE SOLUTION HERE IS FOR CARRIE LAM AND HERE IS FOR CARRIE LAM AND BEIJING TO SHOW THAT THEY’RE BEIJING TO SHOW THAT THEY’RE LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS, THE LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS, THE LEGITIMATE CONCERNS OF THE LEGITIMATE CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. THAT WOULD MEAN PROBABLY THAT WOULD MEAN PROBABLY SHELVING OR REPEALING, GET RID SHELVING OR REPEALING, GET RID OF THAT PROPOSED EXTRADITION OF THAT PROPOSED EXTRADITION STATUTE AND EVEN BEGIN AN STATUTE AND EVEN BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION INTO POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO POLICE BRUTALITY. BRUTALITY. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLICE IN HONG KONG. ABOUT THE POLICE IN HONG KONG. AND FRANKLY IF CARRIE LAM AND FRANKLY IF CARRIE LAM HERSELF WOULD RESIGN, THAT WOULD HERSELF WOULD RESIGN, THAT WOULD HELP BUT BEGS THE QUESTION WHO HELP BUT BEGS THE QUESTION WHO WOULD REPLACE HER. WOULD REPLACE HER. BUT THE PROTESTERS WILL HAVE TO BUT THE PROTESTERS WILL HAVE TO SHOW THEY’RE NOT GOING TO KEEP SHOW THEY’RE NOT GOING TO KEEP MOVING THE GOAL POSTS. MOVING THE GOAL POSTS. THERE’S A REAL RISK IF THEY HAVE THERE’S A REAL RISK IF THEY HAVE GOT VICTORY IN THEIR MOUTH AND GOT VICTORY IN THEIR MOUTH AND THEY HAVE GONE WAY BEYOND TRYING THEY HAVE GONE WAY BEYOND TRYING TO ADDRESS THE USUAL LEGITIMATE TO ADDRESS THE USUAL LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS THEY HAVE IN HONG COMPLAINTS THEY HAVE IN HONG KONG. KONG. FOR THIS TO WORK, THERE’S GOING FOR THIS TO WORK, THERE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE SOME KIND OF — TO HAVE TO BE SOME KIND OF — FRANKLY, IT TESTS BEIJING TO SEE FRANKLY, IT TESTS BEIJING TO SEE WHETHER THEY CAN BE A WHETHER THEY CAN BE A STATESMANLIKE COUNTRY OR NOT OR STATESMANLIKE COUNTRY OR NOT OR WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO BE WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO BE AUTHORITARIAN AND JAM SOMETHING AUTHORITARIAN AND JAM SOMETHING DOWN PEOPLE’S THROATS. DOWN PEOPLE’S THROATS. IF THEY TRY TO PUT TROOPS IN IF THEY TRY TO PUT TROOPS IN HONG KONG, THAT’S GOING TO BE HONG KONG, THAT’S GOING TO BE DISASTER AND THEY KNOW THAT. DISASTER AND THEY KNOW THAT. CHINESE LEADERSHIP KNOWS THAT. CHINESE LEADERSHIP KNOWS THAT. CARRIE LAM KNOWS THAT. CARRIE LAM KNOWS THAT. SO THEY’RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY SO THEY’RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE TRYING AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE TRYING TO WAIT OUT THE PROTESTERS. TO WAIT OUT THE PROTESTERS. I THINK THEY THINK THE I THINK THEY THINK THE PROTESTERS ARE STARTING TO GET A PROTESTERS ARE STARTING TO GET A LITTLE TOO FAR WITH ALL THE LITTLE TOO FAR WITH ALL THE VIOLENCE AND ESSENTIALLY VIOLENCE AND ESSENTIALLY SHUTTING DOWN THE CITY BY SHUTTING DOWN THE CITY BY SHUTTING DOWN THE AIRPORT. SHUTTING DOWN THE AIRPORT.>>EVELYN, DO YOU AGREE THAT>>EVELYN, DO YOU AGREE THAT THIS IS THE POTENTIAL WAY OUT? THIS IS THE POTENTIAL WAY OUT?>>YES.>>YES. I THINK, LOOK, YOU HAVE TO MAKE I THINK, LOOK, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE CHINESE UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE THE CHINESE UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO ABIDE BY THEIR AGREEMENT. TO ABIDE BY THEIR AGREEMENT. THE PROBLEM IS THE PRESIDENT IS THE PROBLEM IS THE PRESIDENT IS SILENT ON THE 1997 AGREEMENT. SILENT ON THE 1997 AGREEMENT. I DON’T KNOW WHERE BORIS JOHNSON I DON’T KNOW WHERE BORIS JOHNSON IS, BECAUSE THE UNITED KINGDOM IS, BECAUSE THE UNITED KINGDOM WAS THE OTHER PARTY IN THIS AND WAS THE OTHER PARTY IN THIS AND WHERE’S THE U.N. SECRETARY WHERE’S THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL. GENERAL. THERE ARE ACTORS WHO CAN JUST THERE ARE ACTORS WHO CAN JUST USE THEIR VOICE TO CREATE SORT USE THEIR VOICE TO CREATE SORT OF A NEGOTIATING PROCESS. OF A NEGOTIATING PROCESS. AND YES, I THINK IF CARRIE LAM AND YES, I THINK IF CARRIE LAM AND BEIJING WERE ABLE TO STAND AND BEIJING WERE ABLE TO STAND SIDE BY SIDE AND SAY, OKAY, WE SIDE BY SIDE AND SAY, OKAY, WE HEAR YOU, AS THE AMBASSADOR HEAR YOU, AS THE AMBASSADOR SAID, ADDRESS THE CONCERNS ABOUT SAID, ADDRESS THE CONCERNS ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY AND OVERUSE OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND OVERUSE OF FORCE AND ALSO SAY AND WE WILL FORCE AND ALSO SAY AND WE WILL ABIDE BY THE 1997 AGREEMENT, IT ABIDE BY THE 1997 AGREEMENT, IT WILL GO FAR. WILL GO FAR.>>WHAT’S YOUR SENSE, EVELYN, OF>>WHAT’S YOUR SENSE, EVELYN, OF HOW, IF AT ALL, THE PRESIDENT’S HOW, IF AT ALL, THE PRESIDENT’S TRADE WAR IS RELATED TO HIS TRADE WAR IS RELATED TO HIS RHETORIC ON THIS TOPIC AND HOW RHETORIC ON THIS TOPIC AND HOW THAT RELATES TO CHINESE DOMESTIC THAT RELATES TO CHINESE DOMESTIC POLITICS AND WHETHER OR NOT POLITICS AND WHETHER OR NOT BIJINGBI BIJINGBI BEIJING IS ABLE TO MAKE A MOVE BEIJING IS ABLE TO MAKE A MOVE ON THIS. ON THIS.>>MY SENSE IS THIS IS NOT OUR>>MY SENSE IS THIS IS NOT OUR PRESIDENT’S PRIORITY. PRESIDENT’S PRIORITY. HE’S TRANSACTIONAL, HE DOESN’T HE’S TRANSACTIONAL, HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE SYSTEM OF CARE ABOUT THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE BIG DEALS HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE BIG DEALS WITH BIG COUNTRIES AND TOUGH WITH BIG COUNTRIES AND TOUGH LEADERS. LEADERS. SO HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN SO HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRACY. HE WANTS TO WORRY ABOUT THE HE WANTS TO WORRY ABOUT THE TRADE DEAL. TRADE DEAL. BUT FOR THE CHINESE, THIS IS BUT FOR THE CHINESE, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON THEIR AGENDA. THING ON THEIR AGENDA. THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR THEM THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR THEM THAN TRADE, I CAN GUARANTEE THAN TRADE, I CAN GUARANTEE THAT, BECAUSE OF THE SIGNAL THAT THAT, BECAUSE OF THE SIGNAL THAT IT SENDS IN TERMS OF THE IT SENDS IN TERMS OF THE STRENGTH OF XI, HOW BRITTLE IS STRENGTH OF XI, HOW BRITTLE IS THE ROWEGIME. THE ROWEGIME. I MENTIONED TAIWAN BECAUSE CHINA I MENTIONED TAIWAN BECAUSE CHINA ASSERTS RHETORICALLY AND ASSERTS RHETORICALLY AND OTHERWISE THAT TAIWAN IS PART OF OTHERWISE THAT TAIWAN IS PART OF CHINA. CHINA. OF COURSE WE DON’T RECOGNIZE OF COURSE WE DON’T RECOGNIZE THAT, THE INTERNATIONAL THAT, THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY DOESN’T RECOGNIZE COMMUNITY DOESN’T RECOGNIZE THAT. THAT. THAT’S MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THAT’S MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE U.S. HAS A SECURITY THE U.S. HAS A SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN. AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN. IT’S NOT A TREATY, BUT WE DO IT’S NOT A TREATY, BUT WE DO HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO COME TO HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO COME TO THEIR ASSISTANCE IF THEY ARE THEIR ASSISTANCE IF THEY ARE CHALLENGED MILITARILY BY CHINA. CHALLENGED MILITARILY BY CHINA. SO FOR CHINA THIS IS NUMBER ONE. SO FOR CHINA THIS IS NUMBER ONE. FOR OUR PRESIDENT IT’S NOT EVEN

100 thoughts on “U.S. Watches As Pro-Democracy Protests Hit Hong Kong And Russia | MTP Daily | MSNBC

  1. I wonder what's going on there in Hong Kong for real. Can't trust the mainstream media for any real news. Mainstream media is a propaganda machine.

  2. Give me a break, Trump calls for calm on both sides and the media calls for major sanctions. Trump increases Economic pressure on China, and the same reporters call Trump a racist warmonger risking global war.

  3. Don't they have any real news to report that merely pursue their political bashing agenda against Trump???. 😈

  4. I find this news funny. MSNBC is a joke. That’s why the ratings are garbage. Blah = no ratings. Good luck. Morons will cry again in 2020.

  5. Just incase any democrats were wondering… Hong Kong is the freest economy in the world… They aren't fighting for Democratic socialism… They are fighting for liberty and capitalism!

    #FreeHongKong

  6. All I have to say is… this guy is really answering her question and it seems like it’s not the answer they are looking for… I’m quite disappointed in nbc’s lack of professionalism here.

  7. Trump is a fascist, why would he support democracy anywhere?
    Besides, he probably thinks people demonstrating for democracy are democrats….

  8. We support you, Hong Kong people! Please continue your blockade of the airport. Please stand strong!

  9. I'm surprised the Russians stopped drinking long enough to actually get out and protest. I guess miracles do happen sometimes. No wonder so many Russian women show up on "Russian brides" web sites… they're desperate to get away from worthless Russian men and find a foreign husband. Russia is a failed state. They fell apart in 1989 and they're falling apart again now.

  10. Police was not planning to be in the HK airport. They had been asked to rescue the tortured reporter, who was unconscious, the terrorists would not let the ambulance people taking him to the hospital. As soon ad the rescue was done the police had left.

  11. Wow… I'm definitely not voting Trump 2020. He has betrayed the American spirit of freedom and democracy. I supported this guy in 2016 (and I don't regret it btw) but I will not do the same next year.

    Long live freedom and democracy across the world. Death to communism and authoritarianism. Death to the oppressive systems of government that cripple the people of China and other countries such as North Korea and Cuba.

    Long live Hong Kong

  12. Meanwhile in the US and Western Europe, right-wing wannabe dictators would like to undermine und dismantle democracy…

  13. This is what a real protest looks like. Not like here in the US, where narcissists are just looking to grab some selfies to post on Facebook for their 15 mins of fame. These people are actually fighting to preserve their freedom, and waving the American flag as a symbol of what freedom really is.

  14. Supporting the independence of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Malvinas Islands belongs to Argentina, Jersey and Guernsey belongs to France and Gibraltar belongs to Spain.

  15. The Elites of United Snakes of America have spoken. CNN, MSNBC, ABC will all follow suit. They are in favor of destabilizing HongKong with vailed pro-democracy movement. These rioters have always been coercively supported by American and British diplomats. We in Asia see right through all your dirty plans and tricks. History shows you have used the same play book around the world destabilizing foreign governments under the guise of human rights, while you leave those same countries in worse off situations then it had originally been in.

  16. As much as I dislike trump, and really want to trust the media, this makes me kinda disappointed. This has nothing to do with trump, and yet here we are frothing at the mouth over his tweets about it. Honestly, I would have loved to see a story about the protests, why it’s happening, what HK and China are doing about it, etc. Kinda let down rn

  17. We sit here and have weeks of discussion on what's happening across the world, but yet we can't even talk about our homeless issues. It's time to allow other nations to stand up and fight for their own freedoms.

  18. If anyone is wondering why theres so many downvotes and negative comments. Almost all of them are done by the millions of chinese propaganda social media specialists using fake accounts (google: 50 cent party for more details).

  19. There's just a bunch of clowns in the chat. Imagine having hundred to thousands of people camping at a US airport, throwing bottles and trash at passenger, attacking police, delaying flights, what do u think the US is going to do. Of course if the police can't control the situation, military force should be applied. Reminding you that Hong Kong is still part of China, its not like its a complete different country. Stop acting like destroying an airport is a peaceful protest, but should be considered terrorism. One of you clowns imagine trying to hop on a flight and seeing thousands of people attacking you and the police can't do anything, wtf are you expecting the government to do, just watch a bunch of jobless 20 year olds ruin one of the busiest airport in the world?

  20. If the U.S. can't bring down China and Russia via war then they will resort to their backup plan – using CIA funded NGOs to organize pro-democracy protesters to create chaos intended to cause those countries to self-destruct.

  21. 🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇫🇷🇩🇪🇦🇺🇯🇵🇮🇱China with its bottomless greed, is creating a threat of economic and military expansion for the World: Threatening, bullying and attempting to expand with the whole ASEAN. The Spratlys of Vietnam, invading the Philippine Shores, threaten the Japanese Senkaku, Korean Leodo, threaten Indian territory and even the Russian Far East, threatening the independence of the Taiwanese State. China is severely suppressing Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Guangzhou, Tibet … Proposing the United Nations, the United States, the Allies, the International Community and the International Law to prevent too great threats from China. 🇺🇸🇪🇺In China, Han ethnic people are ruling and oppressing other ethnic groups in Tan Cuong, Quang Tay, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, … Making a breakaway route, liberating these Ethnic groups. from ruling, oppressing a dead end. Save the United Nations and the International Community.🚨

  22. What is very surprising is how so many people can 'afford' to demonstrate for more than two months without ever having to go to work! It is so greatly advertised there is no 'leader' but heck, somebody is paying them! And they always say how 'terrible' the cops treated them when heck – the cops are handling them like raw eggs! I know what would happen if that happened in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or even USA  or GB

  23. So what's happening here?? I think the Chinese government actually has undercover operatives instergating many of the protests so they can bring in their army to crush Hong Kong once and for all, they are experts at manipulating the media ,don't be manipulated ,prove me right get the evidence do some real journalism,,

  24. No need to use force    >

    The hk govt should :-

    1) stop all the trains from going to the airport when there
    is a protest .

    2) Or only allows the high speed train to go to the airport.
    Riots police will have to be station at the in town check in gates of the high
    speed train to check valid air tickets.

    3) Shut down the airport aircon
    in the passenger departure or arrival area when large protesters gather. With
    the hot weather they will not be able to sit and protest comfortably for long
    hours.

    4) close all shops selling water

    5 remove all the trolleys in the
    in the passenger departure or arrival area

    6) close all the toilets in the passenger departure or
    arrival area

    7) Make the last high speed train departing the airport to close
    early (eg 8pm or earlier ) so that the protesters have to go home early .

  25. authorities should immediately remove and keep all trolleys . Why the reaction from the Hk govt is so slow. This is the 5th protest in the airport. the govt did not learn and improve ?

  26. Before reporting on subjects these people need to know what theyre talking about. Hong Kong is protesting because China is trying to make it so that Hong Kong residents can be extradited to mainland China. This started because of Taiwan seeking a Hong Kong man to be sent to Taiwan for criminal charges. This is the UKs mess they need to CLEAN IT UP

  27. He wont mention democracy because America is a guided democracy and the cronies need to be removed.

  28. Hong Kong protesters – the world supports you, but please don't become violent. Exercise peaceful non-cooperation. Block streets, block highways, sit down and refuse to move, block government buildings, but please don't become violent you will lose the support of the world and you will justify China to bring in a heavy hand and crush the demonstrations.

  29. Trump says less but does more behind the scenes. O. talked but didn't believe his own words and backed nothing valuable.

  30. their is not enough money being circulating thru the city's especially the lower class America China destroys it self over greed

  31. We must help them! We must help anyone, any group, asserting human rights and Democratic principles! Democracy needs our support and for our own sake, we must protect human rights wherever and whenever we can!

  32. The reporter on this story, all she did was try to down President Trump. She even tried to get her guests to do the same. All people that know what know what their talking about said he's doing exactly the right thing. You lefty's just want to start a war.

  33. All the far left want out President to start a war so you can say "See what we told you, he's a war monger" It's their country. Do you want other countries telling us what to do?

  34. These violent protesters are no longer protesters. They have graduated and now become rioters and terrorist. Who is behind them? I heard from friends living in HK being told by local taxi drivers that they are offered different amounts of money for showing-up in protest, showing-face and captured by media, showing shouting and captured by media, ..etc. Who is behind them? Someone has an evil agenda.

  35. Trump will show his support if anyone pays him. Support can be bought with this administration. In fact, anything can be bought at a right price.

  36. The riots must stop, it serve no purpose, will not achieve anything. Don't give them the opportunity to take Taiwan too

  37. The US Army M320 Grenade Launcher is in the protesters' hand. There is no denying that the US is the black hand behind HK's chaos.

  38. Stay out of Other countries business America. You have been crying for 3 years that Russia interfered in your country, so stop it.

  39. If Trump verbally attacked China, or Russia you collectivists would defend them. He knows his base is anti China/Russia, and now we watch you collectivists hate them too. Trump is brilliant!

  40. if the newscaster could just refrain from 'Trump this Trump that" we could actually learn something from these two guests, she sounds severely distressed, as if reiterating that she subversively 'jams' her dislike for
    Trump in between the convo.

  41. Two out of three of the protest held in Russia were illegally held 1 of those protest were peaceful and weren’t arrested

  42. What does CNN want the united states to war with every country on earth in some vain attempt to spread liberty, you cant give people freedom they have to be desperate enough to want it. When they have nothing left to lose they will.

  43. Many Hong Kong people think the mainland Chinese culture is a low-grade culture. They didn't accept anything come from mainland China. Thinking they are all bad.

  44. MSNBC needs better talking heads. This woman has no idea what she's talking about. Every president has agreed to ONe China Policy. US has agreed that Taiwan is part of China. And the treaty of 1997 was not broken. The argument is the basic law, the constitution of HK.

  45. Puerto Rico: Did something.
    Hong Kong: Does something
    Russia: Does something
    America: Still waiting for the election in 2020 even though everyone knows that Putin is all over it.
    I guess Americans are all descendants of the Waitandsee Tribe.

  46. "Same-O-Same-O" speech. This guy is so predictable. He's had index cards made out and memorized for "various occasions." No real empathy or concern. What's worse – No real intelligence.

  47. Hey MSNBC, don't you support the Chinese in this? After all, the liberties the Hongkongers are trying to preserve for themselves are Western ideas!
    Not only that, Hongkong is pretty firmly dedicated to capitalism.
    As if that weren't enough reason for all leftys to oppose them, they are a legacy of Western imperialism!
    In short, they're everything you lefty trash hate!
    Wait, you claim I'm wrong, that's not how you see it?
    Then why do you try to undermine free speech, freedom of association, decentralization of government, and controlled citizenship and borders here?
    Why do you claim that capitalism is evil and responsible for all the world's problems?
    Why do you claim that the legacy of the European peoples is purely destructive?
    Please get back to me when you have a coherent worldview.

  48. HONG KONG PROTEST ARE NOT AMERICAS PROBLEM WE HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITH U THE FAKE LYING NEWS MEDIA WHO PUSH HATE RASCISM AND VIOLENCE IN AMERICA JUST ASK MAXINE WATERS ERIC HOLDER CROOKED HILARY AND MORNING JOE AND OTHERS. MAYBE OBAMA WOULD OF GAVE THEM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUR TAX MONEY TO HONG KONG OR KING KONG.

  49. OBAMA WOULD OF GAVE HONG KONG BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CASH OUR TAX MONEY JUST LIKE HE GAVE OUR ENEMY IRAN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CASH WHO CHANTED DEATH TO AMERICA, TRAITOR OBAMA CODENAME RENEGADE WHICH MEANS TRAITOR DECEIVER.

  50. United States president don't care about police brutility hear, he cares nothing , if you ain't white trump don't give a dam, and hel if you white and ain't kissing his aaaa under the bus you go.

  51. Hey jackace female news anchor one in the book is wrong with you how the folk of these riders know where the you said the fighting Communist China we should be doing the same thing

  52. inside a country where all media and television are controlled – only the Internet and social networks remain outside the control of the regime. This is the last place of people who are still not completely duped. But the government is looking for and finds methods of struggle here right now. Do not accept the opinions of people who supposedly live here.everything is not easy at all.by concepts..

  53. your seriously comparing the protests in Hong kong to Russia?

    ya well 1 Russia is not a Regime China is

    the protests in Russia are anti fifa gays

    In hong Kong there not

    end of freaking story

  54. I can see why trump reacted the way he did though you have to keep good relations with the current Chinese government we don't want a ww3 do we?

  55. Funny that the United States claimed to be supportive human rights, but it funded dictators and encouraged the killing of innocents such as Saudi Arabia, Honduras' corrupt leadership, and Israeli's bombing of Palestine.

  56. This should be an eye opener to the people of America. Trump' s America first policies are clearly resonating around the world.

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