President Donald Trump accuses China of interfering in upcoming US election

September 27, 2018
| Report Focus News
President Donald Trump chairs a United Nations Security Council meeting at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

United States President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that China is working to interfere in 2018 November’s midterm elections with the aim of damaging his image politically.

“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration,” President Donald Trump said during remarks at the UN Security Council.

Donald Trump offered scant details or evidence, which came during a session meant to focus on issues of nonproliferation. He suggested the meddling attempts came as retribution for the budding trade war he has waged with Beijing.

“They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade,” Donald Trump said. “We are winning on trade. We are winning at every level. We don’t want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election.”