President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was “growing angry with China” over the spread of the coronavirus, while US health officials warned that they did not “fully” control the pandemic.
“As I watch the pandemic spread worldwide, including the enormous damage it has caused in the United States, I am becoming increasingly angry with China,” Trump tweeted.
As I watch the pandemic spread its horrible face around the world, including the enormous damage it has caused in the United States, I am becoming more and more angry with China. People can see it and I can feel it!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
The global pandemic, which Trump attributes to Beijing, has heightened already strong tensions between the two countries during an ongoing trade war.
In the midst of an outbreak in the United States, particularly in the south and west, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told Congress Tuesday that things “were going in the wrong direction” and that “of obviously we’re not in total control right now. “
He also warned that cases could more than double to 100,000 a day if authorities and the public did not take action to end the pandemic.
China has accused the Trump administration of politicizing the pandemic to divert it from its own management of the disease, with the United States suffering by far the highest number of deaths of any country.
Meanwhile, US officials have called for more transparency from China.
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