US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he boards Air Force One on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump urges Xi Jinping to meet Hong Kong protesters, clarifies earlier tweet interpreted as an offer to meet Chinese president

  • Trump’s latest comments about Hong Kong suggest a meeting between Xi and protesters would yield an ‘enlightened ending’
  • The president said another phone call with Xi will happen ‘very soon’ and more trade talks are expected in September
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he boards Air Force One on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.