America’s former national security advisor John Bolton, in his book has claimed that US President Donald Trump has requested China for help in winning 2020 Presidential election.
According to the news published in Washington Post, President Trump asked Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during G 20 summit dinner last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing to help him win the presidential elections. During a one-to-one meeting, Xi complained to Trump about China critics in US. Bolton, in his book, which is scheduled to be released next week, writes that Trump immediately assumed Xi meant the Democrats and said that there was a great hostility among the Democrats.
Bolton further writes that President Trump suddenly turned conversation to upcoming US presidential election, alluding to China’s capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading the Chinese Pres to ensure that he wins. Trump stressed upon the importance of farmers and increased Chinese purchase of soybeans and wheat in electoral outcome.
The China allegation also comes amid ongoing warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies about foreign interference in the November presidential election, as Russia did to favor Trump in 2016.