Washington, July 7:
China has caused great damage to the US and the rest of the world, President Donald Trump said .
Over the last few months, Trump has been holding China responsible for the spread of deadly coronavirus across the world.
The coronavirus has so far claimed the lives of 533,000 people globally with the US topping the chart with 132,000 fatalities. Over 11.4 million people globally and nearly three million in the US — the highest in the world — have tested positive for the viral infection so far.
“China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!,” Trump tweeted.
Meanwhile, state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus on Monday tweeted that many products made in China are made by slave labour.
The story of what has happened to the Uyghur people over the past few years is one of the most disturbing in the world this is potentially one of the worst crimes that we have seen since the Holocaust, Ortagus said.
According to Daniel Twining, president of the International Republican Institute, the last six months have revealed more about China under President Xi Jinping than the previous six years. China is overplaying its hand and giving western leaders no option but to stand up to it, he tweeted.