Because the US recorded greater than 2,000 deaths on three consecutive days, President Donald Trump launched a scathing assault on China on Thursday. He stated that the World Well being Group ought to be ashamed of itself, and likened it to a public relations company for China. He additionally claimed that coronavirus, which has shattered economies, emerged from a virology lab within the Wuhan metropolis of China. “I feel that the World Well being Group ought to be ashamed of themselves as a result of they’re like the general public relations company for China,” Trump advised reporters within the East Room of the White Home. The administration has launched a probe into the position of the WHO on curbing the coronavirus pandemic and has quickly suspended the US’ monetary help to it. “With respect to the WHO, we all know that that they had one job, proper? A single mission: To stop the unfold of a pandemic.
We all know that the chief of that group travelled to China after which declined to declare it a pandemic till everybody on the earth knew that was already true,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated. ALSO READ: Coronavirus LIVE: Trump says evidence ties corona to China’s Wuhan lab Trump additionally claimed with a excessive diploma of confidence that coronavirus that has killed over 230,000 folks globally thus far and has shattered economies, emerged from a virology lab within the Wuhan metropolis of China.
“Sure, I’ve. Sure, I’ve,” Trump advised reporters on the East Room of the White Home when requested if he has seen something at this level that offers him a excessive diploma of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the place the virus originated.
Trump additionally hinted at imposing a tariff on China, however dominated out contemplating cancelling US debt obligations to the nation as a punishment for the coronavirus. In response to him, debt cancellation is a “tough sport” and will hurt the sanctity of the US foreign money.