The President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening saying he is getting “more and more angry” at China for spreading the coronavirus worldwide and causing a global pandemic. He tweeted, “As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China.”
The US has already called for China seeking stricter response from Washington against Beijing for spreading “disinfomation” about the Covid-19 pandemic. President Trump, from the very beginning of the pandemic has slammed China in an effort to possibly divert attention from the severe impact of the coronavirus on the US and its economy.
In the tweet, Trump also wrote, “People can see it, and I can feel it!”though he was targeted by critics for not responding to China’s rolling up of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has backed India’s decision banning certain mobile apps and said the move will boost India’s sovereignty, integrity as well as national security. Pompeo further stated that the latest move “can serve as appendages of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state.”
We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that serves as an appendage of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance State,” Pompeo told reporters at a news conference held at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.
As the virus first erupted in the seafood market of Wuhan, China, Mike Pompeo named it as Wuhan virus and also called the coronavirus pandemic “kung-flu”. The aggression towards China is not only at verbal attacks, the US also took several punitive measures against China, including travel ban.
India’s decision to ban the Chinese apps comes in the backdrop of the current stand-off along the Line of Actual control in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops. After which India banned dozens of Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, Helo, Likee, Cam Scanner, Vigo Video, Mi Video Call – Xiaomi and e-commerce websites, Shein, and Club Factory.