Trump Accuses China of Meddling in Midterm Elections
President Donald Trump is putting China on blast yet again and this time it isn’t about the U.S.-China Trade deficit.
On Wednesday, Trump accused the communist country of “attempting to interfere” in the upcoming midterm elections during the U.N. meeting in New York.
“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration,” said Trump. “They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade, and we are winning on trade — we are winning at every level. We don’t want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election.”
The Trump Administration has imposed 25 percent taxes on $34 billion of Chinese goods. But this appears to be just the beginning. Another $16 billion of Chinese goods will be imposed to more tariffs shortly and the administration also released a list of $200 billion of Chinese goods that will be subjected to 10 percent tariffs.
In response, China imposed retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on farm products.
Trump has also said he is ready to tax all the $505.5 billion in goods from China that were imported last year.
According to Trump, because of this, the Chinese government is desperately trying to make sure the GOP doesn’t win elections come November.
China’s foreign minister was quick to deny the accusations.
“China has all along followed the principle of non-interference in other countries’ domestic affairs. This is a tradition of Chinese foreign policy,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “We did not and will not interfere in any countries’ domestic affairs. We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China.”
Last month, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton backed up Trump’s claims though.
“I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we’re taking steps to try to prevent it, so it’s all four of those countries, really,” said Bolton to ABC News.
Dan Coats, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, also said on Tuesday that China is a threat especially when it comes to its cyber activities.
“The Chinese government uses all of the capabilities at their disposal to influence US policies, spread propaganda, manipulate the media and pressure individuals, including students, critical of Chinese policies,” said Coats.
We recently reported that China’s spy network has at least 25,000 Chinese agents in the U.S. to steal technology, according to billionaire business magnate Guo Wengui.
Later in the day, Trump tweeted photographs of a newspaper with recent propaganda from the Chinese government.
“China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news,” said Trump. “That’s because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over!”
Author’s note: We have been saying this all along, China is a much greater threat than Russia. Russia was never a serious threat to our elections. China, on the other hand, with its technology and control of its people and the media, can be.
Editor’s note: It’s amazing to me that the liberal press is going on about how he has not presented “proof.” First, the liberal media (Washington Post, NY Times, CNN, and many others) has been caught many times making claims without proof that have turned out to be false. Trump has access to classified information, he doesn’t need to present “proof” and it would indeed be a bad idea.