WHITE HOUSE – U.S. President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to “hold China accountable for their actions” in a speech to the world body’s General Assembly Tuesday.
“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” the U.S. president said in his address.
China criticismTrump’s speech was “unusually critical of China for a United Nations General Assembly speech by a U.S. president,” Julian Ku, a professor of law at Hofstra University, said.
No country has been hit harder by the coronavirus than the United States, with more than 200,000 deaths and 6.9 million reported infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
“As we speak, the United States is also working to end the war in Afghanistan, and we are bringing our troops home.