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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:03 PM

Bolton says trump wanted China's help in reelection

President Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election, telling Xi during a summit dinner last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing from American farmers would aid his electoral prospects, according to a damning new account of life inside the Trump administration by former national security adviser John Bolton.
During a one-on-one meeting at the June 2019 Group of 20 summit in Japan, Xi complained to Trump about China critics in the United States. But Bolton writes in a book scheduled to be released next week that “Trump immediately assumed Xi meant the Democrats. Trump said approvingly that there was great hostility among the Democrats.
“He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win,” Bolton writes. “He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome. I would print Trump’s exact words but the government’s prepublication review process has decided otherwise.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-asked-chinas-xi-to-help-him-win-reelection-according-to-bolton-book/2020/06/17/d4ea601c-ad7a-11ea-868b-93d63cd833b2_story.html

Why am I picturing a sieve with a big hole punched in the side?

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:08 PM

1. There will be a lot of interesting tell-all books in a few months.



Once Trump has been rendered relatively harmless.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:11 PM

2. I want all the dirt now or at least before November.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:14 PM

3. Revenge of The Walrus

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