President Donald Trump has tweeted: “China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!” Last week President Trump said he is becoming “more and more angry at China” over the coronavirus pandemic. He 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!”
China Daily EU Bureau Chief Chen Weihua tweeted in reply: “On the one hand, Trump wants to dupe Americans by saying everything under control.
“On the other hand, he is blaming China, WHO and others like madman.
“All these are aimed to deflect from his blunder, the biggest in the world so far.
“No one is even close.”
The outbreak of coronavirus in US has seen a shockingly high amount of recorded infections.
The country has recorded more than 2.6 million cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began.
The pathogen has caused at least 127,286 deaths.
Commentators suggest that President Trump is blaming China in order to distract the nation from his own shortcomings in dealing with the virus.
The data from Johns Hopkins University on how the virus has affected the US has damaged President Trump’s campaign for a second Presidential term.
Beijing’s state-run tabloid The Global Times has said the “blame-game” being utilised by President Trump is all a distraction from the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the US and also the dramatic street scenes amid the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Global Times said: “More Americans have slammed the US president for inciting hatred and racism, and US officials, who turn a blind eye to the deep-seated issues in American society, including racial injustice, economic woes and the coronavirus pandemic, began shifting the blame to the former US president, extremists, and China for inflaming the social unrests.”
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