Donald Trump, who is accused of having sought help of China for his re-election - The Point

Donald Trump is trying everything to block its release. However, extracts from the book, The Room Where It Happened, A White House Memoir, former national secur

Donald Trump, who is accused of having sought help of China for his re-election - The Point

Donald Trump is trying everything to block its release. However, extracts from the book, The Room Where It Happened, A White House Memoir, former national security adviser to the administration Trump, John Bolton, are found in the american media Wednesday, June 17. We can learn that an american president is accused of having sought the help of China to win his re-election in November.

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The ex-adviser said that in June 2019, Donald Trump had "hijacked the conversation about the next presidential election, in referring to the economic capacity of China and by pleading with Xi Jinping to ensure that it prevails," according to excerpts published simultaneously by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. At this meeting in the margins of the G20 summit in Osaka, the us president "stressed the importance of farmers and the increase in purchases of chinese soybeans, and wheat on the outcome of the election", writes in his memoirs that hawk republican, hostile to multilateralism and willingly going to war.

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Interconnection

"The conversations of Trump with the Xi not only reflect the inconsistencies of its commercial policy, but also the interconnection in the spirit of Trump between its own political interests and the american national interest," says John Bolton, 71 years of age, as national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019. "And countless other conversations with similar Trump have confirmed a behavior is fundamentally unacceptable, which undermines the very legitimacy of the presidency", accuse-t-il.

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John Bolton then turns to the impeachment proceedings initiated in the us Congress by the democrats against Donald Trump in late 2019, for the case of ukraine, in which he had not testified. "If the democrats who have defended the indictment (Trump) had not been so obsessed by their lightning war on the Ukraine by 2019, if they had taken the time to investigate in a more systematic manner about the behaviour of Trump across the whole spectrum of his foreign policy, the outcome of the implementation of the charges could have been much different," he says.

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crucial Assistance for Ukraine

His book had already burst with a bang in american politics when passages had been the subject of leaks in the press in January, in the trial of impeachment. In these extracts the original John Bolton reported in a conversation last August, during which Donald Trump had explained not wanting to unblock a crucial assistance to Ukraine as it would not on his democratic opponent Joe Biden -- now a candidate against him in the presidential election of 3 November. Donald Trump had been acquitted by the Senate, a republican majority.

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Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 17:33

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