Trump hits out at ‘wacko in China’ for dodging coronavirus blame and claims country’s ‘incompetence’ sparked pandemic – The Sun

DONALD Trump blasted a "wacko in China" for dodging coronavirus blame as he claimed the country’s incompetence resulted in "worldwide killing." 

The president took to Twitter on Wednesday to blame an unidentified "dope" and the communist country for shirking responsibility during the global spread of COVID-19.

"Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people," Trump raged shortly after 8.30 am.

"Please explain to this dope that it was the 'incompetence of China,' and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!"

His comments come after the deadly bug claimed the lives of over 92,000 Americans, infected 1.5 million people, and put 36 million others out of work.

Trump's latest attack comes after a Chinese journalist bizarrely accused Donald Trump of "witchcraft" because he's taking hydroxychloroquine to keep coronavirus at bay. 

Hu Xijin, editor of the communist-controlled Global Times, mocked the president on Tuesday for taking the unproven drug to treat COVID-19.

"President Trump is leading the US's struggle against pandemic with witchcraft, and as a result, more than 90,000 people have died," Xijin, who is close to the Chinese government, wrote in a deleted tweet.

"If it were in China, the White House would have been burned down by angry people."

Earlier this month, same publication claimed Trump downplayed the virus threat.

As tensions between the US and China escalate, Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to financially help other countries in their virus fight.

Speaking at the World Health Organization (WHO) meeting Trump opted out of on Monday, Jinping said: “China will provide 2 billion US dollars over two years to help with COVID-19 response, and with economic and social development in affected countries, especially developing countries."

Reports indicate that China covered up the extent of the outbreak when it first emerged, silencing whistleblowers and lying to the WHO.

Trump has repeatedly highlighted the country's role in the virus spread from Wuhan and accused them of being in cahoots with WHO to downplay the seriousness of it.

During the WHO meeting, 116 nations called for an investigation into the origins of the disease.

Jiping didn't comment on the draft resolution led by the European Union and Australia, Reuters reported.

China has pushed back on the demands for an international investigation into their actions as Jinping insisted they had been open and honest.

“We also need to continue supporting global research by scientists on the source and transmission routes of the virus,“ he said.

“China supports the idea of a comprehensive review of the global response to Covid-19 after it is brought under control, to sum up our experience and address deficiencies

"This work should be led by science and professionalism, led by the WHO and conducted in an objective and impartial manner.”

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