U.S. President Donald J. Trump addressed world leaders at the first-ever virtual U.N. General Assembly and targeted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for allowing the virus to spread around the world, calling on the United Nations to hold Beijing accountable for the pandemic.
Known for his direct and honest style, President Trump did not hesitate to set the record straight in his speech: “… While the Chinese government [CCP] banned the movement of people domestically, it let the Chinese go abroad, taking the virus with them to 188 countries around the world and creating an unprecedented pandemic that has wreaked havoc.
“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.”
He also pointed to the role played by the World Health Organization (WHO), which in collaboration with the CCP, provided false information to the entire world that exacerbated and fueled the pandemic globally: “… The Chinese government [CCP] and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease,” Trump said.
In an earlier report, a Chinese virologist working for the Hong Kong public health service escaped to the United States.
She revealed that the coronavirus was genetically modified to be transmitted to humans since, initially, the coronavirus family is only transmitted between animals. Dr. Li-Meng Yan reported that this was done in a laboratory in Wuhan, the virus’s epicenter. She said that the CCP knew in late 2019 that this virus could be transmitted between humans.
President Trump also pointed out the hypocrisy of the U.N. and its members who have criticized the United States for pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
He said his administration has managed to reduce carbon emissions more than any other member of the agreement.
Meanwhile, the U.N. has ignored China’s environmental record that is the worst by far: “Those who attack America’s exceptional environmental record while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are not interested in the environment,” Trump said.
President Trump said the U.N. is focusing its attention on issues that are not important.
He asked that they direct their attention to more relevant issues such as those that his administration has prioritized: human trafficking, terrorism, oppression of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities.
He also spoke of the recent peace treaties between two Arab countries and Israel and between Kosovo and Serbia: “By taking a different approach, we have achieved different outcomes, far superior outcomes. We took an approach and the approach worked. We intend to deliver more peace agreements shortly, and I have been more optimistic for the future of the region. There is no blood in the sand,” Trump said, referring to the end of armed conflict in the Middle East region.
Trump ended his speech by again pointing out that the path to a country’s prosperity is not globalization and suggested that other leaders follow his example.
“For decades, the same tired voices proposed the same failed solutions, pursuing global ambitions at the expense of their own people. But only when you take care of your own citizens, would you find a true basis for cooperation,” Trump said, adding, “and I am proudly putting America first, just as you should be putting your countries first. That’s okay. That’s what you should be doing.”