WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was growing “more angry” with China because the coronavirus continues to rage across the us .
“As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the planet , including the tremendous damage it’s done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China,” Trump tweeted.
As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China. People can see it, and I can feel it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
The global pandemic, which Trump blames on Beijing, has intensified already strong tensions between the 2 countries over an ongoing trade war.
Amid a surge in US cases, particularly within the south and west, communicable disease expert Anthony Fauci told Congress earlier Tuesday that things were “going within the wrong direction,” which “clearly we aren’t in total control immediately .”
He also warned that cases could quite double to 100,000 per day if authorities and therefore the public fail to require steps to suppress the pandemic.
China has accused Trump’s administration of politicizing the pandemic to deflect from its own handling of the illness, with the us suffering far and away the very best price of any country.
US officials, meanwhile, have urged greater transparency from China.