What he means to say is, he is upset that Trump is the first President to actually get strong on China. He banned travel from their country because that is where the disease originated. And he orchestrated a trade war that has crippled the Chinese economy.
When Trump announced he tested positive for COVID, China’s state-affiliated Global Times top editor Hu Hijin didn’t take the high road.
“President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19. The news shows the severity of the US’ pandemic situation. It will impose a negative impact on the image of Trump and the US, and may also negatively affect his reelection,” Hu tweeted.
The President has orchestrated a testing regiment in this country that has been unparalleled. We have tested more people than any country, including China! He did not downplay the dangers. He attacked them intelligently without causing a panic.
The administration has correctly blamed Beijing for its botched handling of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, before becoming a worldwide pandemic, and has called on the international community to join in its own efforts to investigate China’s actions. Trump also regularly refers to the virus as the “China Virus.”
“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump told the U.N. General Assembly last month when he also called the virus the “China Virus” on the world stage.
“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump added at the time. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization — which is virtually controlled by China — falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission… they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.”
China is making themselves look bad for attacking a President who was recently diagnosed with a serious disease when their real issue is Trump’s tough stance on China.