US President Donald Trump said Tuesday night that he is “increasingly angry” with China over the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in his country and around the world.
“As I watch the pandemic spread its ugly face around the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the US, I am increasingly angry at China. People can see it and I can feel it!” Trump said. On twitter.
Trump’s tweet adds to the mounting tension that Washington and Beijing have been starring in recent months, and comes the same day that China announced retaliation against the US after the revocation of “special status” to Hong Kong.
The United States revoked Hong Kong’s “special status” on the eve of the risk, he said, of “sensitive” US technology being diverted to Chinese military or police authorities.
In addition, less than two weeks ago, Trump signed a law in favor of Uighur rights, which provides for sanctions against Chinese officials suspected of abuses against this and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province.
All this amid the persistent commercial tensions and the pandemic, of which Trump has not hesitated to blame Beijing, even renaming the coronavirus as “Chinese virus” or “kung flu” (pun between kung fu and flu (flu )).
The United States is the country hardest hit by the pandemic, having reached 2,629,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 127,322 deaths on Tuesday, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University.
In addition, the pandemic has wreaked economic havoc in the country, and its management, according to surveys, has reduced Trump’s chances for reelection in the November White House election.