Trump faults China for not curbing COVID-19 spread
US President Donald Trump while faulting China for the coronavirus outbreak, said China could have prevented the coronavirus before it engulfed the globe.
U.S. President told reporters his government is conducting “serious investigations” into what occurred.
“We’re doing very serious investigations … We are not happy with China, there are a lot of ways you can hold them accountable.”
“We believe it could stopped at the source. It could have been stopped quickly and it wouldn’t have spread all over the world.”
“This is worldwide damage,” he said. “This is damage to the US, but this is damage to the world.”
More than 56,000 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the United States, and the pandemic has shut down large swaths of the economy and left tens of millions unemployed.
Asked if he had new knowledge about the health of Kim Jong-un, Mr Trump said “yes, I do have a very good idea, but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well.”
“I hope he’s fine,” Trump continued, speaking at a White House press conference. “I do know how he’s doing, relatively speaking.”
Trump said the media would “probably be hearing in the not-too-distant future” in regards to Mr Kim.
Conjecture has risen since Mr Kim’s conspicuous no-show at 15 April celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the founder of the North – the country’s most significant political calendar day.
Mr Kim has not appeared in public since 11 April.
Amid media reports he was sick and rumors that he may even have died, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s top security advisor Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that Kim was still “alive and well.”