President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that the world “must hold China accountable for their actions” that led to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
H/T: The Epoch Times
“We are once again engaged in a global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against an invisible enemy, the China virus, which has claimed countless lives in 188 nations,” he said on Sept. 22 in a pre-recorded speech, as the conference convened virtually due to social distancing.
“China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes,” he said.
“The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later, they falsely said that people without symptoms would not spread the disease.”
“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump said.
Watch the full speech below.
Trump going hard on holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable in today's UN speech: pic.twitter.com/D6EhETs2ii— Bowen Xiao (@BowenXiao_) September 22, 2020
JUST IN: President Trump slammed China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in speech to the United Nations General Assembly: "We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world." https://t.co/269uuCp9Aa— The Hill (@thehill) September 22, 2020
"Waiting for Trump's speech SecGen @antonioguterres opens UN assembly with moving speech on need for a global ceasefire & peace, especially a time of global pandemic, but he doesn't even mention the peace agreements signed by Israel. Embarrassing & says everything about the UN." https://t.co/aIQHTOvQdb— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) September 22, 2020