Trump says China 'will do anything' to stop his reelection

Elias Hubbard
April 30, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the World Health Organization of being a "pipe organ" for China during the coronavirus outbreak. The president has sought to chop off USA funding for the United Nations company, accusing it of taking Chinese language claims in regards to the virus at "face worth".

"The US presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing.

"Further examination of this Agreement may present opportunities to address our domestic oversupply and at the same time, further advance US worldwide objectives", API President Mike Sommers said in the letter.

The limited trade agreement, which consists mostly of concessions made by Beijing, is the main tangible result of President Trump's 2016 campaign promise to raise pressure on the world's second-biggest economy to balance trade and respect global rules of commerce. There will be a time for this. "We will get that timing right", he said.

In an interview to Fox News, Pompeo said that he has "been heartened" to see Australia, other countries joining the United States, demanding an investigation.

"The US should know this: the enemy is the virus, not China", he said. "That's wrong", he added.

Arguing that the USA payment to the WHO is about $500 million compared to China's contribution of around $38 million, Trump said the WHO should have been looking out for the interests of the U.S. and other countries around the world.

Many countries have started talking about claiming compensation from China. "We advise American politicians to reflect on their own problems and try their best to control the epidemic as soon as possible instead of continuing to play tricks to deflect blame", a Chinese official said in Beijing. The Chinese people were harmed by this too. "They want to make a deal", Mr Trump said. "I never even thought of changing the date of the election". Forty-three per cent of Americans approved of Mr Trump's handling of the pandemic, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll from April 27-28.

Later, Pompeo told reporters at the State Department that when countries engage in disinformation, it creates risk.

"What the Chinese Communist Party did here in not preventing the spread of this around the world they are responsible for", Pompeo explained.

The WHO have said the first cases of the coronavirus were detected in people associated with a wet market in Wuhan.

"We don't know precisely where this virus originated from".

The White House has reportedly ordered intelligence agencies to investigate whether China and the World Health Organization initially held back information they had gathered about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as the novel coronavirus, NBC News reported earlier, citing unnamed current and former us officials.

"You talk about stopping the spread or stopping the embers that could have been stopped there. We need the same kinds of processes for biosystems and biolaboratories as well", he said. It has infected more than one million Americans and has thrown the USA economy into a deep recession.

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