Washington – President Donald Trump asked his Chinese counterpart to make agricultural purchases in order to help the US leader win over farmers ahead of the upcoming election, former top aide John Bolton claims in a new book.
At a meeting, Trump turned to Xi Jinping and “stressed the importance of farmers and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome,” according to excerpts published in the Wall Street Journal.
Bolton described this as the “confluence in Trump’s mind of his own political interests and US national interests.”
Separately, the New York Times cited the book as saying that there …read more
Source:: Independent Online