United States President Donald Trump has said that Beijing could have stopped the deadly virus from spreading across the world but they “chose” not to.
Mr. Trump accused China of not being transparent about the COVID-19,
In the past Mr, Trump has in the past expressed disappointment over China’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, he claimed that it was the incompetence of Beijing that led to the mass killing across the globe.
China has denied US’ claim of covering up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak and has accused the US of attempting to divert public attention by insinuating that the virus originated from a virology laboratory in Wuhan.
It came from China. It should have never been allowed to get out. They could have stopped it. They could have stopped it easily. They chose not to, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
We’ll have further reports on that. But it came from China. They could have stopped it, but they didn’t. They stopped it from going into China, but they didn’t stop it from going to the rest of the world. It didn’t stop it from going to Europe, to us, he said.
They should have stopped it. They could have stopped it. They weren’t transparent at all; they were the opposite. It’s not good, Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Monday over the pandemic.