Donald Trump accuses China of 2018 election meddling: They ‘don’t want me to win’
President Trump on Wednesday accused China of attempting to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, even as he claimed the U.S. was winning “at every level” in the ongoing trade war with Beijing.
Chairing a session of the U.N. Security Council in New York, Mr. Trump made the charge of meddling during an opening statement for a session that was nominally devoted to the issue of nonproliferation.
“We found that China has been attempting to interfere with our upcoming 2018 election,” he said as China’s representative at the meeting looked on.
Mr. Trump also added that officials in China “don’t want me to win.”
In his remarks, Mr. Trump also castigated Iran for what he said was a policy of supporting terror and arming proxy groups across the Middle East and praised both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the progress in easing the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.