Sep 26, 2018 - Economy

Trump says China has been "attempting" to influence midterms

President Trump sitting in a chair.

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President Trump said that China has been "attempting" to influence the upcoming midterm elections while chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday. China's foreign minister denied the claim during his turn to speak at the meeting.

What we don't know: How they've been interfering — if at all — or for how long. President Trump claimed the Chinese "do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade, and we are every level." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier that there's "no question" the midterms will be safe from foreign influence.

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