The Mueller Report, U.S. Intelligence agencies, and now the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation all claim without any doubts that Russian government operatives used social to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in an effort to get Donald Trump elected as president. When former President Jimmy Carter was asked about this, he believed it did happen and that because of it Donald Trump is “an illegal president.” And all three of the above have warned that Russia is now trying to do the same thing regarding the presidential election this year.
This week, President Trump said China desires that Mr. Trump not be reelected. It is largely due to two things: (1) Trump’s imposed, ongoing trade war with China and (2) Trump now insisting that China should have to financially reimburse nations such as the U.S. that have suffered financially, and with over 60,000 deaths now, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which started in Wuhan, China, and China’s failure to alert nations about the danger of this very contagious, spreading disease. President Trump said last week that China must suffer “consequences” for it. Now, President Trump is considering various strategies including economic sanctions imposed on China with U.S. allies being involved.This new conflict between the U.S. and China could get serious, blow up, and spin out of control. As when Trump started his trade war with China by imposing tariffs on China’s goods being shipped to the U.S., and China retaliating by doing the same to U.S. products being bought in China, the same thing could happen regarding this scuffle over national responses to COVID-19. If China’s government does not want Trump reelected, as he now says and is quite reasonable to conclude, could China start doing the same thing Russia is allegedly doing by interfering in the 2000 presidential election, only with the opposite goal–to try to keep Trump from being reelected? Two big national powers would be interfering in a U.S. election via social media with opposite goals. Seems reasonable to me that this could happen.