Trump accuses China of election meddling

Share

President Trump said on Wednesday that China is engaging in election interference ahead of November's midterms and accused Beijing of trying to undermine his administration.

The Trump administration says China is stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support the president's tough trade stance against China and interfere in the United States political system.

According to figures from the US-China Business Council cited in the white paper, US exports to China and bilateral investment supported 2.6 million jobs in America in 2015, while Chinese investment in 46 US states created more than 140,000 jobs, mostly in the manufacturing sector.

Mr Trump has himself previously claimed on his Twitter feed that China "are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers due to their loyalty to me". "We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election", the U.S. president said.

"We do not and will not interfere in any country's domestic affairs", said Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The U.S.' exchange with China comes as a trade war between the two nations intensified.

At the conclusion of Wednesday's briefing call, the senior official said the Trump administration was working to declassify additional details about China's activity.

"Now that will also mean that Israel will have to do something that is good for the other side".

Speaking in New York, the USA president quoted Elton John, did impressions of rival politicians, and speculated that he would be soon endorsed by "The New York Times" - "without me, you'd be out of business", he said.

In Wednesday's speech to the Security Council, Trump's comments on China came as he reiterated his plan to reimpose sanctions on Iran, as part of the USA withdrawal from an global agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.

A senior official in the Trump administration told reporters also that the USA planned to declassify information regarding Chinese political interference ahead of a speech on the issue by Vice President Mike Pence due next week.

The comments came amid the Trump administration's trade war against Beijing and were a forceful rebuke of what he said was an attempt by China to meddle in the November 6 midterm elections.

Interested in Donald Trump?

Chinese state-controlled news organizations that long pretended to be legitimate news outlets are being required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the official added.

"They weren't laughing at me; they were laughing with me".

The president who frequently has said Chinese president Xi Jinping is a friend appeared to change that view.

Trump made the claim at the U.N. Wednesday but didn't offer any specifics.

He also condemned violence in the ongoing bloody civil war in Syria, saying that the "butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran".

With cable news chyrons flashing breathless updates about both Beltway dramas, news of Trump's foreign policy moves from the United Nations, led by a new trade deal with South Korea, struggled to break through.

"China says how much the United States has benefited", he said.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Trump Promises Second Summit with Kim Soon
The trip will focus on laying a foundation for a successful summit, the official said, and creating a basis for more negotiations. Kim as "Rocket Man" and threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea after a string of provocative missile and weapons tests.

Online Casinos that Accept UK Players
Since the UK has grown to become a thriving gambling market, numerous gaming destinations have popped up that provide the service. Since the UK is regarded as the online gaming hub of the world, gamblers in the region are in no short supply of casino options.

Germany wins right to host UEFA Euro 2024, beating Turkish bid
The famous Liverpool-Milan UEFA Champions League Final in 2005 was staged at the stadium which has a capacity of 76,761 people. However, a UEFA report noted " risks " in the amount of infrastructure investment required in Turkey to host the tournament.

Barcelona News: Lionel Messi Conveyed through PSG Star Neymar that Real Madrid is a Bombshell
Although they have lost the trophy to Barcelona in 2015 still they have bounced back to win the game in 2016 and 2017. Also, Youri Djorkaeff claims that PSG would definitely scoop the trophy if they could put Madrid to the sword.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

Corbyn to discuss Brexit with EU's Michel Barnier
They sparked warnings from the CBI that Labour risks "cracking the foundations of this country's prosperity". Ireland's corporate tax rate is now at 12.5pc - nearly half the rate of other European countries' rates.

Iran nuclear deal: Plan put forward to dodge USA sanctions
The agreement was sealed in 2015 in a signature achievement for then USA president Barack Obama. The EU has updated its "blocking statute" to temper the impact.

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

ABC chair says he never called for sacking
Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram . But he rejects asking for specific reporters to be axed.

The Staggering Amount It Would Cost Man Utd To Sack Jose Mourinho
Get rid of him now.' Because there's no chance he'd allow his team to become a joke because of Paul Pogba's behaviour. Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday night, Redknapp said: "There's been an almighty fall out".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.