US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he did not wish, “for the moment”, to speak to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, threatening to cut “all relations” with Beijing because of his attitude towards the coronavirus.
“I have a great relationship [avec lui] but right now I don't want to talk to her,” said Trump on Fox Business.
Asked about the various retaliatory measures he could consider, he was threatening: “There are a lot of things we could do. We could end all relationships. ”
“If we did, what would happen? “, He continued. “We would save 500 billions of dollars if we broke off all relations,” he said again.
For weeks, US President Donald Trump has accused the Chinese authorities of having concealed the scale of the epidemic, which appeared late 2019 in the city of Wuhan ( central China), and to have thus facilitated its propagation.
Beijing denies and claims to have transmitted all the information as quickly as possible to the World Health Organization (WHO) and to other countries, including the United States.
“They could have arrested him,” said the White House tenant on Fox Business.
Further details will follow.