Trump accuses China of election 'meddling'

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Trump accuses China of election 'meddling'

China is attempting to "meddle" in the forthcoming US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a UN meeting.

Mr Trump was addressing the UN National Security Council when he made the claim

Mr Trump was addressing the UN National Security Council when he made the claim

"They don't want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade," Mr Trump said on Wednesday.

"We are winning on trade, we are winning at every level," he said, without offering proof of his claim.

The US congressional mid-terms are due to be held on 6 November.

"We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election," Mr Trump said, as he opened a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York.

In an interview last month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia, North Korea, Iran, and China are all potentially planning to meddle in US elections.

"I can say definitively that it's a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we're taking steps to try to prevent it, so it's all four of those countries, really," Mr Bolton told ABC News.

Mr Trump has himself previously claimed on his Twitter feed that China "are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me".

"China has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade for many years. They also know that I am the one that knows how to stop it," Mr Trump tweeted on 26 September.

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