Attacking China for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, United States President Donald Trump said Monday that Beijing has caused great harm to the United States and the rest of the world.
“China has caused great harm to the United States and the rest of the world!” Trump tweeted. His comments come as the number of coronavirus cases in the US passed the 2.93 million mark.
China has caused great harm to the United States and the rest of the world!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020
The United States is the nation most affected by the coronavirus with more than 1.32 lakh of deaths related to the infection.
On his way to the second “Salute to the United States” on the 244th United States Independence Day, Trump said the country was doing very well until it was hit by a virus that came from China.
“The power of tariffs imposed on foreign lands that took advantage of the United States for decades allowed us to make large trade agreements where there were none. Tens of billions of dollars are now paid to the United States Treasury by them. countries, but then we were hit by the virus that came from China, “Trump said.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the United States and China have disagreed, and tensions between the two have increased.
In May, China released a detailed document in response to 24 allegations made by the US on various issues related to the new coronavirus.
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