Trump blames Chinese laboratory outbreak of corona virus, vows to charge Beijing


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                U.S. President Donald Trump continues to criticize China for the outbreak of the Corona virus. On Thursday, he blamed it again for the epidemic, as it was considered to be a laboratory in Wuhan, China, which was the first epidemic in the world. He stressed that he had seen evidence of that, without revealing the nature of this evidence, vowing to impose customs duties on Beijing.

                                    <p>The US president vowed <strong>Donald Trump</strong> Thursday, China said he was imposing punitive charges on her, noting that he had seen evidence indicating that the new Corona Virus came from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan.

In response to a White House reporter who asked him if he had seen evidence to make him seriously believe that the Wuhan Virus Institute is the source of the Corona pandemic, Trump said “Yes,” without specifying the nature of the evidence. “It is something that could have been contained in the place of origin. I think it could have been contained very easily,” he said, threatening that China might impose punitive “customs duties” on China.

On the possibility that the United States will not repay its debts to China, in retaliatory action, Trump said, “I can do this differently, by imposing customs taxes,” as he did in the past during the trade dispute between his country and Beijing.

Trump has often attacked China since the start of the pandemic, which has greatly weakened the US economy. As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear on Thursday that he did not know “precisely” where the epidemic began.

“We don’t know if it came from the Wuhan Virus Institute. We don’t know if it came from the (Wuhan) market or even from somewhere else,” he said in an interview with a local radio.

Pompeo added: “We don’t have those answers. For this reason, President Trump has made clear that we need to get it.”

France 24 / AFP



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