President of the United States Donald Trump said he had changed his attitude towards the trade deal with China due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Trump admitted that the pandemic of the new coronavirus was the most difficult moment of his presidency, TASS reports. “I learned that life is very fragile,” said the American leader, when asked about what he learned from this test.
“I entered into an excellent trade agreement with China, but <…> I now treat it so differently <…>. It was good for us, but I don’t see it the same way I used to, because of the horror of this disease. It really could have been stopped at the border, ”Trump said on ABC.
In July, Trump announced a decline in the value of the trade deal with China for the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also blamed China for spreading the coronavirus “to the whole world.”
In early July, Trump announced growing anger at China as the coronavirus spread. Earlier, Trump admitted that China deliberately infected the world with coronavirus. He also called the coronavirus “a very bad gift from China.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in turn, said that the United States had evidence that China allegedly deliberately concealed or destroyed evidence of the coronavirus outbreak. Pompeo has promised to punish China for hiding information about the coronavirus.