US President Donald Trump praised himself for fighting the coronavirus pandemic after news of 200,000 deaths from it in the country. RIA Novosti reports.
“It's horrible. I think that if we did not do everything correctly and properly, then the number of victims could have been two and a half million, ”said the American leader. He added that “no one should have died” as China could have prevented the spread of the virus around the world.
The day before, it was reported that the death toll from coronavirus in the United States exceeded 200 thousand people. It is known that almost 30 US states are experiencing a rapid increase in the number of infected. The country ranks first in the world in the total number of infected – more than 6.9 million people – and the number of deaths. At the same time, 2.6 million people managed to recover from COVID-19.
Earlier, Trump, during a video speech before the UN General Assembly, called for bringing China to justice for its actions related to COVID-19. “At first, the Chinese government and the WHO – which is essentially controlled by Beijing – wrongly argued that the coronavirus cannot be transmitted from one person to another. Then they also mistakenly said that the virus is not transmitted from asymptomatic carriers, ”said the American leader.