October 1, 2020

A day after Trump floated delaying the presidential election, which he cannot do, the White House condemned Hong Kong for delaying its election

One day after President Donald Trump suggested delaying the November US presidential election, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press conference that the White House condemned Hong Kong’s decision to postpone its legislative council elections for one year.

“We condemn the Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone for one year its legislative council elections and to disqualify opposition candidates,” McEnany said Friday after a reporter asked whether Trump supported the move to delay the elections.

“This action undermines the democratic processes and freedoms that have underpinned Hong Kong’s prosperity,” she said, according to a transcript of the press conference produced by the White House.

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