A protester are seen holding up an American Flag during a Rally in Hong Kong [Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images] [Getty Images]

US President Donald Trump was vague on Friday about whether he would sign or veto legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong as he tries to strike a trade deal with China, and boasted without evidence that he alone had prevented Beijing from crushing the demonstrations with a million soldiers.

The legislation “is being sent over. We’re going to take a very good look at it,” he told reporters on Friday taking a non-committal tone.

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The US Congress gave overwhelming final approval on Wednesday to two bills that back the Hong Kong protesters and threaten China with possible sanctions on

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