US President Donald Trump doubled down on China for failing to tame the coronavirus at its very origin, saying it has prompted 184 nations “going through hell”, as a few American lawmakers demanded steps to reduce reliance on Beijing for assembling and minerals.
Trump says 184 countries ‘going through hell’ Due to COVID
Trump has been openly blaming China for the worldwide spread of the “invisible enemy” and launched an investigation against it. He has likewise demonstrated that the US might be taking a look at “a lot of money” in dangers from China than the USD 140 billion beings looked for by Germany from Beijing for the pandemic.
Leaders of the US, the UK, and Germany accept that the deaths and the demolition of the worldwide economy could have been maintained a strategic distance from, had China shared the information about the infection in its initial stages.
“It’s in 184 countries, as you hear me say often. It’s hard to believe. It’s inconceivable,” Trump told reporters at White House Tuesday. “It should have been stopped at the source, which was China. It should have been stopped very much at the source, but it wasn’t. And now we have 184 countries going through hell.”
The virus, which originated in China’s Wuhan city in mid-November, has killed in excess of two lakh people and infected more than 3,000,000 internationally. The biggest number of them are in the US: about 59,000 deaths and more than one million contaminations.
The massive episode in the US has put Trump under expanding tension from American officials to diminish US reliance on Beijing and they have also looked for pay from China.
Senator Ted Cruz and his colleagues have urged Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to help the improvement of a complete household inventory network of rare earth and different minerals that are basic for assembling defense technologies and supporting national security.
“It is clear that our dependence on China for vital rare earths threatens our US manufacturing and defence-industrial base. As the October 2018 Defence Industrial Base Report states: ‘China represents a significant and growing risk to the supply of materials deemed strategic and critical to US national security.’ […] Ensuring a US supply of domestically sourced rare earths will reduce our vulnerability to supply disruptions that poses a grave risk to our military readiness,” the Senators wrote.
The US is 100 percent import-dependent for rare earth just as 13 different metals and minerals on the US Government Critical Minerals List and in excess of 75 percent import-dependent for an extra 10 minerals.
Congressman Brian Mast on Tuesday introduced an enactment with considering China responsible for its “coronavirus deception”. The resolution would enable the US to retain payments on debts owed to China equal to the costs brought about by the US in light of COVID-19.
“China’s total lack of transparency and mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has cost tens of thousands of lives, millions of jobs and left untold economic destruction. Congress must hold China accountable for their cover-up and force them to pay back the taxpayer dollars that have been spent as a result,” Mast said.