Trump Accuses China of 2018 Election Interference at UN: They Don’t ‘Want Me to Win’ Because of Trade War

While chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, President Donald Trump levied a strong charge against China — accusing them of attempting to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections.

“In my remarks yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly, I laid out my administration’s commitment to building a more just and peaceful future,” Trump said. “Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration.”

Trump offered no evidence to back up the charge, nor did he accuse Russia of any similar efforts. The president went on to claim that China is looking to meddle in the U.S. midterms because of the burgeoning trade war between the two nations.

“They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade,” Trump said. “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.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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