Trump takes aim at China for their attempts in meddling in the November elections. Trump’s Intel shows that China has been trying to campaign against the President and we all know why. Unlike the previous administrations, Trump hasn’t allowed foreign governments to take advantage of American wealth and generosity.
Trump was referring to a four-page supplement that appeared in the Sunday edition of the Des Moines paper. The China Daily insert touted the mutual benefits of U.S.-China trade, built on concern about long-term market losses and highlighted President Xi Jinping’s three-decades-long relationship with Iowa, according to USA Today.
The government-backed English newspaper regularly buys inserts in U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Trump later told reporters at the United Nations’ General Assembly meeting in New York that China is attacking the “farm belt” with ads and with statements. “I don’t like it when they attack our farmers,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Trump accused China of interfering in the U.S. midterm elections as a way to undermine his aggressive trade policies.
“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration,” Trump said at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
“They don’t want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade,” he added.
As Reported By Fox News:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that China is engaged in an “unprecedented” influence campaign leading up to the November midterms, in the Trump administration’s latest warning that Beijing is attempting to sway American opinion ahead of the elections.
Nielsen testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, ramping up accusations of China’s interference.
“China is absolutely exerting unprecedented effort to influence American opinion,” Nielsen said, while noting that the administration has not seen any evidence that China is directly targeting election infrastructure.
The topic has come up several times in recent weeks, with both President Trump and Vice President Pence sounding the alarm.