US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that the coronavirus pandemic was even worse than Pearl Harbour and 9/11 terror attacks on the country. Blaming the pandemic on China, Trump said that Beijing could have stopped it from spreading across the world.
“This is really the 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. And it should have never happened. It could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped in China,” he said.
Earlier the president said that the death toll in the country due to the disease could cross 100,000. Trump had after the pandemic went out of control said that China will have to face consequences if it was knowingly responsible for the pandemic. He had also threatened to impost fresh tariffs on the country as a punishment.
US Secretary of the state, Mike Pompeo had in a TV interview also suggested that there was evidence suggesting that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan.