China meddled with 2016 presidential elections, they are a ‘bigger problem’, says Trump

Donald Trump, the President of the United States has said that apart from Russia, China meddled with the 2016 US Presidential elections.

Last month, chairing a UN Security Council meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump had alleged that China was trying to interfere in the 2018 mid-term polls and that it did not want him to be the president.

China has denied these allegations.

However, for the first time, Trump came out in open to say that China also meddled in the 2016 presidential elections.

“They (Russians) meddled. But I think China meddled too,” Trump told CBS News.

“I think China meddled also. And I think, frankly, China…is a bigger problem,” Trump said and denied that by saying so he is not trying to divert the entire Russia thing.

“I’m saying Russia, but I’m also saying China,” he said.

But it’s the investigation of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election that hangs over his presidency and caused a rift with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, because he recused himself from the enquiry.

Trump expressed disappointment that his Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescued himself from the Russia investigation.

“I was disappointed that he recused himself and many people think I was right on that. I was very disappointed. Why should he have recused himself? So I was very disappointed,” he said. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is conducting investigations into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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