Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stated, “China [the CCP] would prefer Joe Biden” as the winner of the next U.S. presidential election, which would go against the re-election of President Donald Trump.
Pelosi expressed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) preference for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in an Aug. 9 CNN interview, referring to reports by National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director Bill Evanina.
President Trump also referred to the same intelligence report at a White House press conference released on Aug. 8.
“China would love us to have an election where Donald Trump lost to Sleepy Joe Biden. They would dream—they would own our country. If Joe Biden was president, China would own our country,” Trump said.
“The last thing that Russia wants and China [the CCP] wants and Iran wants would be for Donald Trump to win,” the president reiterated, briefly mentioning the actions he took to benefit the United States in dealing with the CCP.
“Look what I’ve done. I’ve taken billions—tens of billions of dollars from China. China was having the worst year they’ve had in 67 years, and we were having the best year we’ve ever had,” Trump said.
Pelosi’s statements allude to Evanina’s press release about possible threats to the U.S. election process.
“Many foreign actors have a preference for who wins the election, which they express through a range of overt and private statements; covert influence efforts are rarer. We are primarily concerned about the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia, and Iran,” Evanina said, according to the Office of the National Director of Intelligence.
Evanina outlined the situation posed by countries that intelligence agencies believe could pose significant risks to the United States.
“We assess that China prefers that President Trump—whom Beijing sees as unpredictable—does not win re-election. China[the CCP] has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States,” he warned.
To substantiate his suspicions, he linked the strong criticism voiced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the actions taken by the Trump administration against the Houston Consulate, the repressive security law imposed on Hong Kong, the TikTok network, the irregular situation in the South China Sea, and the dominant position in the installation of the 5G network.
On the influence of Russia, Evanina reported that it seeks to affect Biden’s reputation.
Regarding the risks presented by Iran, he said, “We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.”