Washington sources stated that President donald trump escalated his rhetoric against china, suggesting that the country’s leader, Xi jinping, is behind a “disinformation and propaganda attack on the united states and Europe. It all comes from the top,” trump said in a series of messages on wednesday night. He added that china was “desperate” to have former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, win the presidential race. trump and other Republicans have been ratcheting up efforts to paint china as the villain, as the US economy drifts into recession and the president's handling of the crisis jeopardizes the party's grip on the executive branch.
china has denied Trump’s claims that it was trying to damage his chances at re-election in November. The feud has revived the worst-case scenarios about US-China ties, edging them closer to confrontation than at any point since the two sides established relations four decades ago. Moreover on thursday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian sidestepped a question on Trump's messages while attacking Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for his comments about taiwan and Hong Kong.