Trump calls China's Tiananmen protests a 'riot'

Young martial arts practitioners perform in Beijing's Tiananmen SquareThe outspoken billionaire made the remark during a televised debate late Thursday when asked about the student-led protests and subsequent government crackdown. Specifically, CNN moderator Jake Tapper wanted Trump’s response to critics who had expressed concern about previous Tiananmen comments Trump reportedly made to Playboy magazine in 1990. “About China’s massacre of pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, you’ve said: ‘When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it, then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.

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