Moments ago President Trump sat before the United Nations General Assembly and accused China of attempting to interfere in the upcoming November elections. The President alleged that China does not want him to win because he has challenged them on trade. Trump’s full remarks about China can be seen below:
“Regrettably we’ve found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration.They do not want me or us to win, because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade 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.”
As you can see from the video below, the Chinese delegation appears confused and a bit surprised as Trump makes these allegations before the General Assembly.
NEW: Pres. Trump alleges at #UNGA that “China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election…against my administration.”
— ABC News (@ABC) September 26, 2018
It is almost certain that Democrats will claim that the President is trying to sow division and undermine the sanctity of the upcoming election, one that recent polls show Republicans are not fairing well in. The latest USC Dornslife/Los Angeles Times poll shows Democrats up by 14-points in the generic congressional ballot.
We’ve reached out to the White House for further comment or details on these claims, but have yet to hear back from the Trump administration.