China either incompetent in preventing coronavirus spread or did it for a reason: US President Donald Trump - Times of India

Source: The Times of India - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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67% Conservative


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Policies:

Protectionist Trade

Sentiments

99% "And, by the way, you have World Trade and you have World Health.""
93% "They're going to buy $250 billion worth of our product.""
91% "They should have let us and other people in other countries go in and put it out.""
89% "America accounts for the largest number of cases of infections and fatalities in the world.""
87% "And if they don't buy, we'll terminate the deal, very simple.""
86% "But they were more political than all of our leaders previous, he said.""
85% "But we have done so well.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

99% : And, by the way, you have World Trade and you have World Health.
93% : It came from China.
93% : They're going to buy $250 billion worth of our product.
91% : They should have let us and other people in other countries go in and put it out.
89% : America accounts for the largest number of cases of infections and fatalities in the world.
87% : And if they don't buy, we'll terminate the deal, very simple.
86% : "But they were more political than all of our leaders previous," he said.
85% : Now the fatalities could be between 75,000 and 100,000.
85% : We have a very complicated game going," he said.
85% : But we have done so well.
82% : According to the president, the intelligence agencies told him about it on the January 23. "
81% : I will tell you that...
81% : That I can tell you.
79% : They should have put it out.
79% : Unlike in the last few days, Trump refrained from giving a definitive answer if he wants to impose additional tariff on China as a punishment for their handling of the virus.
78% : Unfortunately, then we get hit by this whole situation.
78% : They took advantage of our country.
78% : The US, perhaps foolishly, in retrospect, has been paying $450 million a year to the World Health Organization.
77% : Tariffs, at a minimum, are the greatest negotiating tool that his administration has devised, he asserted.
69% : "Well, it's the ultimate punishment.
63% : All they do is they agree with China, whatever China wants to do," he said.
61% : WASHINGTON:
60% : Because people knew it was happening," he said.
60% : I don't like -- again, I don't like to tell you what -- because, you know, we're all playing a very complicated game of chess or poker.
57% : But what it does is it says they were taking us for a ride," said the president.
55% : President Xi (Jinping) only made the deal with us -- they're going to buy $250 billion," he said when repeatedly asked if he plans to use tariffs to punish China.
54% : Name whatever you want to name.
53% : But I didn't do it because of what they said, because they said it very matter-of-factly, and it was not a big deal," he said.
53% : They didn't want to buy from us.
52% : Now they have to buy.
48% : After coming to power, Trump said his administration imposed massive tariffs on import of Chinese products.
47% : As a result of which, China is paying in billions of dollars in terms of import tariffs to the US, he asserted.
46% : "Our country was being ripped off by every nation in the world.
45% : The World Health Organization has been a disaster.
43% : Shortly thereafter, I closed down the country.
42% : "They chose not to do it or something happened.
37% : The Chinese, he said, knew they had a problem.
36% : It could have been stopped on the spot," Trump said during a town hall organised by the Fox News on Sunday.
34% : "That were never used for negotiation.
33% : And they're China-centric.
33% : China has been paying $38 million a year, Trump said.
32% : "Now, we're going to have to see what's going on because of what happened.
32% : That's when China became an economic power.
31% : But it's not checkers.
30% : "This virus should not have spread all over the world.
30% : That's a reason -- and I'm not happy about that.
30% : This was done, months before the virus.
29% : And we're going to have to find out what that reason was," he said.
28% : President Donald Trump, who has come under fierce criticism for his handling of the coronavirus crisis in the US, has alleged that the Chinese government was either incompetent in preventing the deadly virus from spreading globally or did it for a reason.
28% : "I think they were embarrassed by the problem, very embarrassed," he said.
27% : Globally 247,000 people have died and 3.5 million have tested positive so far.
25% : But, by using the tariffs, that's the only reason," he said.
25% : Trump also alleged that the World Trade Organization has ripped off this country.
23% : This should have been stopped in China.
20% : We have taken in so much money.
19% : We shouldn't lose one person out of this.
18% : It should have been stopped," he said.
16% : More than 68,000 Americans have died of coronavirus in the last three months and over 1.1 million have tested positive.
13% : Either there was incompetence or they didn't do it for some reason.
11% : Trump said that had he taken no measures, more than two million Americans would have died.
11% : Everything they said was wrong.
9% : It should have been stopped.
6% : Now we have made unbelievable strides.
5% : "It (coronavirus) is a terrible thing, a terrible thing that happened to our country.
5% : Going before the virus, China had the worst year they had in 67 years.
3% : "That's a horrible thing.

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