US President Donald Trump is in no mood to be politically correct. After calling the deadly COVID-19 "Chinese virus", The president has lashed out on the mainland for failing to contain the highly infectious virus at its very origin, saying it has led to 184 countries “going through hell."
This is not the first time Donald Trump has publicly lashed out at China. Earlier, he had blamed the country for the global spread of the “invisible enemy” and launched an investigation against it.
The novel coronavirus, which has infected over 3.12 million people worldwide, first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December. The country's unregulated and infamous wet markets are being pinpointed as the place of origin. After Germany sought USD 140 billion in damages from Beijing for the pandemic, Trump indicated that the US may be looking at “a lot more money."
The popular opinion of other countries, including the US, UK, and Germany is that the large-scale death and destruction that occurred due to the pandemic could have been avoided had China shared the information about the virus in its early phases.
“It’s in 184 countries, as you hear me say often. It’s hard to believe. It’s inconceivable,” Trump told reporters at White House Tuesday. “It should have been stopped at the source, which was China. It should have been stopped very much at the source, but it wasn’t. And now we have 184 countries going through hell.”
The pandemic which broke out in China and quickly spread like wildfire across the globe has so far killed over 2 lakh people in the world. This rim figure is showing no signs of stopping.