“No balloons from China flew over the United States in any way, in any form and in any form, while I was president,” RIA Novosti quotes his message on social networks.

Trump added that with the possible appearance of such a balloon in the United States during his presidency, he would immediately order it to be shot down.

On February 4, the US military shot down a Chinese balloon that had entered US airspace.

China called such a move excessive.

According to the Pentagon, the balloon was used to monitor US strategic facilities.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry explained that the balloon was used for scientific research.