Darn Right: China Backs Down From Claims The Coronavirus Originated In The US
China has shown they're not prepared to stand on the global stage with a nation like the United States. As reports come in about false reporting, attempts to cover up the virus, as well as their attempts to blame the US for originating the virus- it's clear they'll never be the 'world leader' they so desperately want to become.
China is starting to back away from claiming the US originated the virus. Likely because it was an obvious lie that didn't get traction with the other countries.
Washington times reported:
"Chinese officials and state-run media outlets appear to be backing away from inflammatory recent charges that the coronavirus pandemic was started by the U.S.
However, the war of words between Washington and Beijing continued, with both sides claiming they are spreading false information about the virus that first surfaced Wuhan, China, in December.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, the spokesman who first raised questions of whether the U.S. Army has spread the virus, offered a more conciliatory tone on Monday. “We should unite to deal with the epidemic and carry out international cooperation to save more lives,” he tweeted.
The envoy in February had dismissed claims the virus came from a U.S. lab as the result of people saying “crazy things.” “That was my position then and that’s my position now,” Mr. Cui said in the interview broadcast Sunday."
But there remain frictions between Washington and Beijing: State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus sharply challenged Chinese officials’ claims that they had recognized early on in the pandemic that the deadly virus as “highly pathogenic.”
President Trump expressed his disappointment with China, citing the seemingly good relationship between the US and China. I wish they told us three months sooner that this was a problem", he said. "We didn’t know about it. They knew about it and they should have told us. We could have saved a lot of lives throughout the world."
Trump added, "If you look at what’s happening in Italy and Spain and a lot of other countries, we could have saved a lot of lives throughout the world."
Trump also added a message for the American people:
"For those worried and afraid, please know: As long as I am your President, you can feel confident that you have a leader who will always fight for you, and I will not stop until we win. This will be a great victory. This is going to be a victory. And it’s going to be a victory that, in my opinion, will happen much sooner than originally expected."
The President is currently still battling with House Democrats to get financial relief to Americans. Democrats are using this time to dogear programs to support their agenda, like abortion and the Green New Deal. Meanwhile, experts expect a stock market crash if officials don't act soon.