Trump says WHO ‘should be ASHAMED of themselves’ and likens them to ‘Chinese press agency’ over handling of coronavirus – The Sun

Trump says WHO ‘should be ASHAMED of themselves’ and likens them to ‘Chinese press agency’ over handling of coronavirus – The Sun

DONALD Trump has again hit out at the World Health Organization (WHO) for the spread of coronavirus, blasting them as a "press agency" for China. 

The president ripped into the global organization during a press briefing Thursday, blaming them for the COVID-19 outbreak on US soil.

Trump questioned how "planes and traffic" were stopped from entering China but managed to land in European countries and the US.

"I think the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves," he raged. "The public relations agency for China."

Trump lambasted the agency after signing a presidential proclamation declaring an "Older Americans Month 2020" this afternoon.

He also declared that Chinese officials didn't want to see him elected come November and would prefer his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

"I don’t want to cast any dispersions [sic]," he said. "But China would like to see Sleepy Joe Biden [elected].
"They would take this country for a ride like never before."

He told reporters he couldn't confirm reports the virus had originated in a Wuhan virology lab after officials said it was naturally occurring.

When asked whether the US would financially punish the communist country for the outbreak, Trump said doing so would be a "rough game."

He cited the US/China trade agreement and suggested tariffs instead.

"We can do it in other ways," he said. "Without having to play that game." 

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