Trump about the coronavirus: “China made a terrible mistake and did not want to admit it”
US President Donald Trump said that he has no doubt that China had misled the entire world community regarding the situation with coronavirus.
“I think they made a horrible mistake and they did not want to admit it. We wanted to come, they didn’t want to let us in, even WHO didn’t want to let in. They recognized this, but much later, and not immediately. My opinion: they made a mistake and tried to hide it”, - said the American leader in an interview with Fox News.
Prior to this, the Associated Press reported, citing intelligence data, that the PRC had hidden the scale of the outbreak of coronavirus in order to have time to accumulate a supply of protective equipment and medicines. It follows from the report of the special services that US officials concluded that China was trying to hide the imposition of restrictions on the export of medical gloves, surgical devices and confused the provision of trade data. Throughout January, the report said, Beijing allegedly hid all information about the epidemic from WHO.
Earlier, both the head of the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeatedly criticized the Chinese government for hiding information about the artificial origin of the coronaviurs.
But not only Washington accuses China of concealing and destroying the facts of the presence of coronavirus and data from COVID-19 studies. This was stated in the reports of the special services of the USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.
- Despite the evidence of transmission of the virus from person to person from the beginning of December, the PRC authorities denied this until January 20, the document says.