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6/17, 9:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bolton: Trump begged Xi to help him with reelection

Former Trump administration National Security Advisor John Bolton claims in his new book that United States President Donald Trump "begged" Chinese President Xi Jinping to make sure China buys a lot of agricultural products from the US to help his November 2020 reelection bid.

Bolton said that Trump focused in particular on wheat and soybean purchases when talking to Xi, the New York Times reported. The president allegedly noted that farmers were especially important for his election campaign.

Trump said earlier that China negotiations on farm product purchases were "tough," but that China finally agreed to buy $50 billion worth of US agricultural products.

Breaking the News / VP