(Washington) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was “increasingly angry” at China when he saw the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world and in the United States in particular.
“When I watch the pandemic spread its horrible face around the world, including the damage that has been done to the United States, I become more and more angry with China,” the US president tweeted.
The already strong tensions between the United States and China amidst a trade war have intensified with the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus, which Donald Trump blamed on Beijing.
Donald Trump’s government estimates that China has concealed the scale and initial severity of the epidemic, which they say has made the virus easier to spread and killed more than 500,000 people around the world.
And if Europe seems to have succeeded in controlling the spread of the virus, American health officials admitted on Tuesday that they could not “completely” control the pandemic and fear an explosion in the number of cases in the coming weeks.
29 of the 55 states and territories are now seeing the curve of new cases rise, according to US health officials. Hospitalizations for coronavirus are increasing in 12 states.