Donald Trump says coronavirus a 'very bad gift' from China


    "All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad 'gift' from China, marches on.Not good!" Trump said in a tweet.

    "All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad 'gift' from China, marches on. Not good!" Trump said in a tweet.


    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that coronavirus was a "very bad gift" from China to the rest of the world, as America surpassed the grim milestone of over one lakh COVID-19-linked deaths.

    "All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad 'gift' from China, marches on. Not good!" Trump said in a tweet.

    "We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000," he said.

    The US reached the painful milestone of 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths - the highest in the world - on Wednesday.

    "To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!" said the president.

    The New York Times said that the death toll exceeds the number of US military combat fatalities in every conflict since the Korean War.

    It matches the toll in the US of the 1968 flu pandemic, and it is approaching the 116,000 killed in another flu outbreak a decade before that, it said.

    According to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus has impacted all age groups and communities in the US. Asian Americans accounts for 4.7 per cent of the total coronavirus cases and Black Americans 26.3 per cent.

    Globally more than 355,000 people have died and over 5.6 million tested positive. In the United States more than 1.7 million Americans have tested positive with COVID 19.
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    12 Comments on this Story

    Amarnath Vaithiam45 days ago
    Very very bad gift from China
    Guest45 days ago
    China will dump 3 trillion US dollar reserve if US tries to start war with China. when that happens, US dollar will flood America and cause hyper inflation leading to cascading effect on the entire global currency. US has been printing fiat money since the outbreak of the virus. printing more money will lead to a situation like Venezuela and Zimbabwe. so US will never go for war with China. they may use proxy method to lure India for war or skirmishes along the border. India should not jump immediately in support of US because US is a bully and they will bully us again if we try to take maximum advantage from them. India should be careful enough not to become victims of cold war between China and US. India need to deal China diplomatically. unnecessary chest thumping without knowing our capabilities on ground will lead us to disaster.
    VK Singh45 days ago
    Not gift,it’s just cruel behaviour and culprit of humanity.
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