US President Donald Trump. (File photo/AP)
WASHINGTON: Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump on Monday blamed China for causing “great damage” to the United States and across the globe due to the coronavirus crisis.
“China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the world!” Trump tweeted, in an oblique reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing the second ”Salute to America” on America’s 244th Independence Day, Trump had also said that the country was doing great until it got hit by a virus that came from China, media reports said.
“The power of tariffs being imposed on foreign lands that took advantage of the United States for decades enabled us to make great trade deals where there were none. Tens of billions of dollars are now paid to the US treasury by the same countries but then we got hit by the virus that came from China,” Trump had said while addressing the event.
(With inputs from agencies)