Former US president Donald Trump on Thursday mentioned that “India has been devastated” by the coronavirus pandemic, insisting that China ought to pay $10 trillion to the US for allegedly being accountable for the unfold of COVID-19 globally.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump mentioned that in truth, China ought to pay extra as compensation to the world, however that is what they’ve the capability to pay.
“The number (compensation) is much higher than that. But there’s only so much they can pay. And that’s to us (United States). The number is bigger throughout the world. Look, countries have been destroyed over what they did, and whether by accident or not. And I would hope that it was an accident. I hope that it was through incompetence or an accident,” Trump mentioned in response to a query.
“But, when you look, whether it was by an accident, whether it was — whatever it is, this — you look at these countries. They will never, ever be the same. Our country was hit so hard. But other countries were hit much harder,” he mentioned as he went on to quote India, which is presently experiencing the worst ever public well being disaster.
“Look at what’s going on in India now. You know, they used to say, look how well India was doing, because they were always looking for an excuse — look how well India is doing. The fact that India has just been devastated now, and virtually, every country has been devastated,” Trump mentioned.
“I think that’s one of the reasons that I feel it’s very important to find out where it came from, how it came. I think I know. I mean, I feel certain about it. But certainly, China should help. Right now, their economy and our economy are the two economies that are coming back the fastest,” he argued.
Coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan in December 2019 by Chinese well being officers.
Trump has been alleging that the coronavirus might have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in central China’s Wuhan metropolis.
The complete variety of coronavirus circumstances globally are 177,136,569 and three,835,123 folks have died from it, in keeping with the Johns Hopkins University tracker on Thursday.
In April, India was scuffling with a second wave of the pandemic and hospitals had been reeling below a scarcity of medical oxygen and beds. However, the nation is now witnessing a downswing within the second wave of the coronavirus.