Trump: China tariffs target sectors where voter support is strongest

Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump says China is trying to affect US elections by using retaliatory tariffs against farming and manufacturing – sectors whose employees are more likely to support Trump and his trade policies.

“China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me,” Trump said Tuesday in a tweet.

China does not understand that those supporters “fully understand that China has been taking advantage of the United States on trade for many years,” Trump said. “They also know that I am the one that knows how to stop it.”

Trump threatened “great and fast economic retaliation against China” if US farmers, ranchers and industrial workers are targeted.

Source: Ghana News Agency