Rockets owner makes joke about Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet

Rockets owner makes joke about Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet.

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TILMAN FERTITTA: Gumps, the rainforest, and they're all company-owned. This-- it's been devastating. And it's-- you know, it's funny you brought up about China-- I should have realized it was going to be a bad year for China when my general manager tweeted out, you know, freedom for Hong Kong. So that started my year with China--

DONALD TRUMP: And you kept it quiet, right?

TILMAN FERTITTA: So I'm still trying to work that out. And here comes something--

DONALD TRUMP: He owns the Houston rockets, in case you didn't know. And he's a great-- and by the way, he's a great guy, great family, great everything. And yeah, he did cause you a little ruckus, didn't he? Whatever happened to him, by the way? Is he still working for you?

TILMAN FERTITTA: Yes, he is.

DONALD TRUMP: He must be pretty good.

TILMAN FERTITTA: Yes, because-- it's just-- it's a trick question, but he is.

[LAUGHTER]

But, Mr. President--