After Russia, China May Influence US Elections: Trump

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

Although Trump wrote an ambiguous tweet, perhaps he fears that China will influence the US voters in the midterm elections that are scheduled to happen in November this year.

By Rakesh Raman

While the probe related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that allegedly helped Donald Trump win has reached the White House, President Trump is spreading the rumors that now China will interfere in the election to defeat him.

As usual, Trump has thrown a random tweet on his favorite toy Twitter without substantiating his claims. He said China has openly stated that it is actively trying to impact and change the US election outcome by attacking the American farmers, ranchers, and industrial workers because of their loyalty to him.

But Trump warned China that it will not be able to mislead the potential Trump voters because they are patriots and fully understand that China has been taking advantage of the US on trade for many years.

“They also know that I am the one that knows how to stop it. There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!,” Trump issued the Twitter warning.

Although Trump wrote an ambiguous tweet, perhaps he fears that China will influence the US voters in the midterm elections that are scheduled to happen in November this year.

Trump – who allegedly won the presidency in 2016 with Russian interference – prefers to trust Russian president Vladimir Putin’s word that Russia never interfered in the US affairs instead of believing the American intelligence agencies that have concluded that Russia attacked and hacked the elections in 2016.

Now Trump is facing a serious probe being carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller to know the extent of Trump-Russia ties that allegedly helped Trump win the presidential race.

The Mueller investigation has already entered the White House and he is soon expected to interrogate Trump. Many of Trump’s associates are already in Mueller’s dragnet. In all probability, Trump will soon be indicted although he is trying to stop Mueller’s investigation by hook or by crook.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and social activist. He had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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