US President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 14, said that the United States could completely cease relations with China due to the situation with coronavirus.
“There are many things that we could do. We could completely break the relationship, ”Trump said in an interview with FOX Business. Such a move, according to the president, would allow the States to save $ 500 billion.
At the moment, the Trump administration is considering options for possible punishment or receiving financial compensation from China for the fact that, in its opinion, the PRC authorities hid information about the virus.
“They did not want to accept help from us. And I thought that everything was all right, because they should know what they are doing. So it was either stupidity, or incompetence, or intentionality, ”Trump added.
In early May, Trump announced that he had information about creating a coronavirus in the laboratory of Chinese Wuhan. In turn, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington has “great evidence” of the artificial origin of the virus.
At the same time, American scientists have refuted versions about the creation of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, in the laboratory.
Despite this, on May 13, U.S. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham introduced Congress a bill allowing Trump to impose sanctions on China for refusing to cooperate in investigating the origin of coronavirus infection.
In China, they protested in connection with this situation and said that US authorities are launching an investigation with the presumption of guilt against China.