US midterm elections 2018

US midterm elections 2018

The Democrats won the House, but it’s still a loss for China
Donald Trump has lost the House to the Democrats, but it won’t offer any more breathing space for China. In fact, some analysts say the Trump administration will now act more aggressively in foreign policymaking, now that he is facing hurdles pushing forward his domestic agenda. Ian Bremmer, president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group and a vocal Trump critic, predicted on Wednesday that Trump will make more surprise moves in the coming two years as he competes with the House Democrats for attention. “He’s going to work harder so that [the media] is covering what he wants them to cover. When that becomes a problem for him, he escalates,” Bremmer said on the sidelines of the Bloombe
Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections
President Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in the November 2018 midterm elections. Speaking at the United Nations, Trump offered no immediate evidence to support his claim, saying only that “it will come out.” China was quick to hit back. Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the UN that Trump’s accusation was “unwarranted.” The comments came as the countries are embroiled in an increasingly bitter trade war that has cost each side billions of dollars in tariffs.