With the emergency of Coronavirus from Wuhan China,The deadly virus has killed more than 73,000 and infected more than 1.2 million United States.
President Donald Trump revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic has been worse for the United States than the 9/11 terror attacks by Al-qaeda and the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Trump renews his criticism of China, saying the outbreak should have been stopped there.
White House is weighing economic sanctions against China over its handling of the pandemic.
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, Mr Trump said: “We went through the worst attack we’ve ever had on our country, this is worst attack we’ve ever had.
“This is worse than Pearl Harbor, this is worse than the World Trade Center. There’s never been an attack like this.
Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, masterminded by killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, led to the deaths of 2,753 people when the terror group hijacked commercial airplanes and slammed them into New York’s World Trade Center, destroying one of the city’s iconic landmarks.
“And it should have never happened. Could’ve been stopped at the source. Could’ve been stopped in China. It should’ve been stopped right at the source. And it wasn’t.”
When ask by reporter if he saw the pandemic as an actual act of war caused by China, Trump said the outbreak was America’s foe, rather than China.
“I view the invisible enemy [coronavirus] as a war,” he said. “I don’t like how it got here, because it could have been stopped, but no, I view the invisible enemy like a war.”
China hit back Wednesday at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims the virus originated in a Wuhan laboratory, saying he has no evidence.
“This matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians who lie for their own domestic political ends,” China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman said.