Far More Dreadful Than Pearl Harbour: US President Donald Trump has described the Coronavirus as the ‘worst attack ever’ on America. America has also pointed at China for this.
Trump said that the epidemic had affected America more than the attack on Pearl Harbor of Japan during World War II or the 9/11 attack two decades earlier.
The Trump administration is constantly talking about drastic action against China, holding China responsible for the spread of the virus.
China says that America wants to divert attention from its failure to deal with the epidemic. Since the first case of corona infection in Wuhan, China, 1.2 million people have been infected in the US, and nearly 73,000 people have died.
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What did Trump say?
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, “This is the worst attack on our country ever. It is worse than the attack on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center. We have never had such an attack.”
He added, “It should never have happened. It should have stopped at the place of its beginning. It should have stopped in China itself. But it did not happen.”
When a journalist asked if you really looked at it as a war attack, Trump’s answer was, Coronavirus epidemic is the biggest enemy for America right now.
He said, “I see the invisible enemy like a war. I do not know how it got here because it could have been stopped where it started. But it did not happen.”
Along with Trump, his foreign minister Mike Pompeo is also accusing China of hiding information about Corona.
Despite acknowledging the uncertainty about how the corona infection started, Mike continues to say that the virus has evolved in a Chinese lab.
“Both are true. We are not sure about this, but there is enough evidence that it has been prepared in a lab in China,” he told the BBC.
China’s state media has accused Mike of lying.
US health experts, however, do not agree with Trump’s administration and believe that the evidence so far suggests that it has not been prepared in the lab.
Doctor Anthony Fauci, a member of Trump’s Corona Virus Task Force, said in an interview that the disease came into existence naturally.
Far More Dreadful Than Pearl Harbour: Why is America blaming China?
In the coming elections, the US President is going to get a tough competition due to the faltering economy. But now the issue of the economy has gone into cold storage due to Corona.
An opinion poll has revealed that two-thirds of the population of America is angry with China at this time, but as many people also believe that Trump has delayed taking steps to deal with the epidemic.
Both Trump and his potential rival Joe Biden of the Democratic Party are engaged in capitalizing on this unpopularity of China in the elections.
While Trump is trying to convince his opponent to be a supporter of China by calling him ‘Beijing Biden’, the Democratic Party is calling attention to the fact that Trump has praised China and its president dozens of times in the early stages of the transition.