The situation in Hong Kong continues to escalate, with President Donald Trump facing criticism for his response. We also have the latest on the Jeffrey Epstein story … and even some surf dogs.
Here's what we're looking at this morning:
Democrats criticize Trump's response to Democratic protests in Hong Kong
The Democrats stood together Tuesday to attack the president's position on increasingly strained and violent conflicts between police and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Protesters were met by riot equipment police who used tear gas in the main terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, which had become a base for a movement demanding the protection and expansion of the territory's historic democratic rights.
Asked by a reporter about the Chinese to show restraint to the protesters, Trump said: "We'll see what happens. But I'm sure it will work. I hope it works for everyone, including China, by the way. hope it works for everyone. "
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Patrick Smith is a London-based editor and reporter from NBC News Digital.