Trump demands ‘reparations’ from China over Covid: ‘They must pay’
Donald Trump has called for China to pay “reparations” to the United States for the damage done by Covid-19, which originated in the city of Wuhan.
At a rare speech to a Republican convention in Greenville, North Carolina, the former president said China should be presented with a bill for $10 trillion and all countries that owe money to the Asian superpower should refuse to pay.
And he said the US should put 100 per cent tariffs on all goods coming from China.
He said: “We demand reparations from the Communist Party of China. China must pay. They must pay.”
Mr Trump also claimed he was right to say that the coronavirus that swept the world from January last year, killing at least 3.7 million people, was deliberately created in a laboratory.
He said: “We had this horrible thing come in from China, we got that one right too by the way, do you notice, you see what’s going on , it’s called the lab, that was an easy one, Wuhan.”