Earlier on Thursday, the 14th of May 2020, as a consequential repercussion of an early-staged blame game aimed at forging ahead with the question on who should be held accountable for the pandemic outbreak which has been rampaging the global economy, the US President Donald Trump said that he had been very disappointed with China, the world’s second-largest economy, due to the country’s failure to contain the pandemic outbreak and the global effect of the pandemic had taken a great toll on his mind regarding the 'Phase One' trade deal with China.
In point of fact, according to the US President’s viewpoint, the United States and China had signed off a phase one trade deal on mid-January to yield a ceasefire over their 18-month-long trade spat, under the financial terms of which the United States had agreed to ward off trade barriers gradually and Beijing had reached an accord to purchase up to $200 billion worth of US goods, however, at the same time the Chinese Government had been fighting an internal war to deal with an epidemic that was believed to be originated somewhere between October and December last year in Wuhan, China without letting the international authorities know about the epidemic’s scale of contagiousness alongside its ability to turn in to a global-scale pandemic, a move that could easily turn friends in to foes.
Meanwhile, without any intent to conceal his disappointment with China alongside its President Xi Jinping, whom often the US President had spoken very highly of, Trump said in an interview with the Fox Business Network broadcasted on Thursday morning (May 14th), “They should have never let this happen.
So, I make a great trade deal and now I say this doesn’t feel the same to me. The ink was barely dry and the plague came over. And it doesn’t feel the same to me……I just – right now I don’t want to speak to him (Xi Jinping). I don’t want to speak to him. ”