Leaders of several countries have blamed China for not being transparent in reporting the deadly Coronavirus, which has led to the global economic crisis and human fatalities Amidst the global pandemic situation, amidst that, The U.S. President has sought to end America’s reliance on China and other foreign nations for pharmaceutical and other medical imports.
President Trump while addressing the reporters at the White House on Thursday (August 6,2020) said that "Over the course of the next four years, we will bring our pharmaceutical and medical supply chains home and we will end reliance on China and other foreign nations”. The President calls his actions ostensibly for bringing more job opportunities and thousands of more factories back to American shores.
The President had issued a new executive order stating that all the essential medicines purchased by the U.S. government agencies need to be American. “As seen in this pandemic, the United States must produce essential equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals for itself…We cannot rely on China and other nations across the globe that could one day deny us products in a time of need. We can't do it. We can't do it. We have to be smart”, he said while asserting that the price for spreading the deadly coronavirus disease all over the world has to be paid by Beijing.
"What China did is a terrible thing. Whether it was incompetence or on purpose, it was a terrible thing that they did -- not only to the United States but to the world. A terrible thing," President added in his address.
However, China has been denying all the accusations by the U.S. government and alleging this an attempt to divert public attention by imposing all blame of the virus outbreak to a Virology Laboratory in Wuhan.
"As long as I am President of the United States, I will fight for you with every ounce of energy and strength that I have. I will be your voice. I will defend your jobs. I will stand up to foreign trade cheaters and violators," President Trump said at the White House on Thursday before flying to Ohio to visit a Whirlpool manufacturing plant.