Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book

WASHINGTON, Jun 17 (Reuters) – John Bolton, a former national security adviser to the U.S. president, said Donald Trump sought help from his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to win re-election during a closed-door meeting in June 2019.

“Then, surprisingly, Trump led the conversation into the upcoming United States presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capacity and pleading with Xi to make sure he was going to win,” John Bolton wrote, according to excerpts. from his book published in the Wall Street Journal.

“He emphasized the importance of farmers and the increase in Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral result.”


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