Trump urges Americans to stop politicizing the coronavirus, blames China

US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, August 8, 2020.

Joshua Roberts | Reuters

President Donald Trump on Monday urged the Americans to stop politicizing the coronavirus, only to blame the outbreak in the United States on China moments later.

“We need to stop politicizing the virus, but instead unite in our condemnation of how this virus came to America, how this virus came into the world,” Trump said in a White House press release. about the coronavirus pandemic. “And we’ll find out and we’ll find out and we’ll be very angry about it.”

A moment later, Trump blamed China when he discussed expanding a freezing point of house evictions due to the pandemic. He signed an executive order Saturday that expands federal protections from evictions.

“It’s not their fault. The virus came from China. It’s China’s fault,” he said.

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