Donald Trump claims coronavirus may have been spread on purpose by China
and believes some Americans wear face masks to oppose him.
The US President told The Wall Street Journal “there’s a chance it was
intentional” in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic which began in Wuhan
He suggested China may have been motivated by their economy being in a
“mess” while in contrast America’s was “blowing them away” – though he
didn’t provide any evidence.
However, he reiterated this line of thinking is unlikely and it was probably down to incompetence – “but you never know”.
And while nearly 11 million people were tested in Wuhan as a second wave
of the virus struck, Trump said he doesn’t plan to introduce widespread
testing of this kind in the US.
“I personally think testing is overrated, even though I created the greatest testing machine in history,” he said.
The president has been criticised for failing to nationalise testing and
for being too slow to deploy the Defense Production Act.