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Trump Accuses China Of Trying To Interfere In Midterm Elections, Citing Trade Dispute

"They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade, and we are winning on trade," the president said at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election — coming up in November — against my administration," President Trump said Wednesday at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Looking on is U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Source: Eduardo Munoz

Updated at 2:22 p.m. ET

President Trump accused China of trying to interfere in upcoming U.S. midterm elections because of the hard line he has taken on trade, airing the claim as he opened Tuesday's meeting of the U.N. Security Council in New York.

"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election — coming up in November — against my administration," Trump said.

He offered no details or proof to support that assertion. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi — who seemed

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