Fayetteville, United States:
President Donald Trump has said the United States will never forget what China has done to it by failing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which he says has devastated the American economy.
Addressing Sunday’s election rallies, Trump said America was on track to economic recovery and doing well, but had been hit by a virus from China.
“We had the best economy in the history of our country. And then we were hit by the Chinese plague, which we will not forget,” he said.
“So we closed it. We closed it, then we opened it and we saved. I’ll tell you, we saved 2 million lives … But what happened with that didn’t shouldn’t have been … we ourselves can never forget what China did to us, we can never forget it, ”Trump said.
Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year and accused Beijing of suppressing details of the contagion.
The United States is the country most affected by the virus with more than 2.31,000 deaths and more than 9 million infections. The pandemic devastated the country’s economy, leading to the loss of millions of jobs.
Throughout the day, Trump accused his Democratic challenger Joe Biden of being lenient on China and claimed that Beijing wanted Biden to win the November 3 presidential election.
The president criticized his 77-year-old Democratic opponent as being low-energy or “sleepy”.
“They dream of ‘sleeping’ Joe Biden. They have ‘sleeping’ Joe. You know that,” Trump, 74, told an enthusiastic crowd in Georgia.
“China goes to bed every night and they say, please let him sleep, Joe. They would own the United States,” Trump said at another campaign rally in North Carolina.
In Georgia, he urged his supporters to think about what China has done in the United States. “We had the best economy seven months ago, then we had the plague. It’s not good. Think about what China did to the world. Think about it now,” he said.
He lamented that people have been forced to wear masks due to this pandemic.
“Just think, you know, I see people coming in, they’re wrapped in masks. Think about what China has done to the world,” he said.
“While they handled the pandemic inside their country, they spread it around the world. You can never forget it, we can never forget it,” the president said.
Relations between Washington and Beijing have deteriorated since the appearance of the new coronavirus. The two countries have also quarreled over trade issues, a new national security law in Hong Kong, restrictions on American journalists, the treatment of Uyghur Muslims and security measures in Tibet.
At each of his gatherings, Trump gave a contrast between himself and Biden.
“Biden is the candidate of the rioters, looters, arsonists, gun looters, flag burners, Marxists, lobbyists and special interests. I am the candidate of farmers, factory workers, police officers and hardworking, law-abiding patriots of every race, religion and creed! ”said the president.
“Biden will end school choice, eliminate charter schools, cancel religious schools, ban prayer in public schools, indoctrinate your children with anti-American lies, and force you to subsidize very late abortion. We believe that every child is a sacred gift. From God! ” he said.
Trump has alleged that for decades, “Biden let other countries blindly rip them off and cheat America.”
“The only people who have benefited from his policies are himself and his family. He shows up every 4 years, then returns to DC and takes care of his special interests. My only special interest is YOU,” he said. -he assures.
Trump addressed five rallies in the battlefield states of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida on Sunday.
He is due to address five other rallies on Monday, the last day of his campaign. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday.