Sunday 24 November 2019

SCMP - 14 minutes to obliterate Hong Kong: deconstructing Donald Trump’s bizarre boast

Roland runs through some other Trumpian delusions
Now this is pretty weird.
I caught the end of Trump's musings on the radio, just in time to hear him say something  about "14 minutes" and Hong Kong. 
It turns out that he saved Hong Kong which was 14 minutes away from annihilation by one million PLA troops on the Chinese side of the border! Wow! Who knew?!
Trump doesn't explain how we didn't know about this million (it's a lot!) just a short train ride from Central, nor does he appear to understand that the PLA is already in Hong Kong. They stay in their barracks. The last time they came out was two weeks ago, to help with road clearing in the wake of an evening of casual quotidian vandalism. 
Yonden Lhatoo has a go at him here.
Comments are interesting too; (you may need the App).
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"If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated within 14 minutes," Trump boasted in a phone interview on Fox & Friends, his audiovisual Wikipedia of world news. Chinese President Xi Jinping "has got a million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong that aren't going in only because I asked him, please don't do that".
I'm pretty sure this could be filed under "Trump Delusion". Right next to "Trump Delusion Syndrome".