President Donald Trump said he felt uneasy implementing the trade agreement signed with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Jan. 15, given the impact of the CCP Virus that has caused so much damage to the United States.
“The ink was barely dry and the plague came over, and it doesn’t feel the same to me,” Trump said, adding that the important thing was that the CCP should not have let the pandemic advance, according to Fox Business interviews published May 14.
The virus was already spreading through China when President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the first phase of the agreement after a long period of trade friction.
Trump also said that the virus crisis complicates the relations with the CCP and that several alternatives were available, including “We could cut off the whole relationship,” the president said.
He also said the CCP would buy more than $200 billion in goods and services from the United States, as agreed, but was not willing to renegotiate.
” I’m not happy about anything having to do with that particular subject right now,” Trump said.
The same message was expressed through a tweet on May 13.
“As I have said for a long time, dealing with China is a very expensive thing to do. We just made a great Trade Deal, the ink was barely dry, and the World was hit by the Plague from China,” Trump shared on that occasion.
“100 Trade Deals wouldn’t make up the difference, and all those innocent lives lost,” he concluded.
As I have said for a long time, dealing with China is a very expensive thing to do. We just made a great Trade Deal, the ink was barely dry, and the World was hit by the Plague from China. 100 Trade Deals wouldn’t make up the difference – and all those innocent lives lost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020
A wave of claims has arisen against the coverup of the CCP Virus and other controversial and damaging maneuvers, committed by the Chinese regime since its emergence.
Several countries are also seeking to investigate and punish the CCP for the loss of life, property, and jobs caused by the disease, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
The impact of the CCP Virus has been devastating throughout the world. In the United States, the number of deaths has risen from 85,000, and unemployment has increased beyond 14 percent.
However, the Trump administration’s successful measures have been widely recognized, with the president’s approval rating at 51 percent, one of the highest during his administration, according to the May 6 Hill-HarrisX poll.