President Trump announced Friday that he is “ending” America’s relationship with, claims that China has total control over it. Listing a complaint with China, the president announced that he was suspending the entry of certain Chinese citizens and sanctioning Chinese officials who have eroded Hong Kong’s freedom.
For weeks, the president has expressed frustration over China and blamed the communist country and partly the W.H.O. for the spread of the deadly virus that has left more than 100,000 dead in the United States
“Our actions will be strong, our actions will be meaningful,”
But he has not always been so tough on China. In the early days of the pandemic, the President applauded Chinese President Xi Jinping for his handling of the pandemic.
“China has worked very hard to contain Coronavirus,” the president tweeted on January 24. “The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and openness. It will work well. Especially for the American people, I want to thank President Xi!”
But as time went on and the devastation of the virus swept the country, his tune changed.
In what was billed by the White House as a news conference, the president took no questions on Friday, despite the long list of national news.
The president’s behavior came after a devastating night in Minneapolis, where aduring protests over the death of , a cuffed black man in Minneapolis caught on video asking for air when a white police officer knelt on his neck. Just before the presidential event, with third-degree murder.
The president tweeted early Friday morning that “when the looting starts, the shooting begins,” a phrase with serious racial and historical undertones.
Twitter tagged that tweet with a note: “This Tweet violated the Twitter rules for glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the tweet remains available.”
The President tried to clarify this statement in one later tweet on Friday, writes “looting leads to shooting” and refers to a deadly shooting in Minneapolis on Wednesday night and the seven people shot at a , over Breonna Taylor’s death. “It’s very simple, no one should have any problems with this other than the haters and those who want to cause problems on social media,” Mr Trump quit.
Walz said at a news conference on Friday that Trump’s previous tweets are “not helpful.”
Meanwhile, deaths from the pandemic continue to rise as the US passes.
The president had stated to hold China responsible for the pandemic in some way. On Friday morning, the president simply tweeted “CHINA!” without explanation. On Thursday, the president asked whether he would remain in the US-China trade agreement.
“We will announce what we are doing tomorrow regarding China. And we are not happy with China. We are not happy with what happened,” the president of the Oval Office said Thursday. “People all over the world are suffering. One hundred and eighty-six countries – all over the world are suffering. We are not happy.”