President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE said Tuesday that he is becoming “more and more angry at China” over the coronavirus pandemic.
“As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China,” Trump tweeted. “People can see it, and I can feel it!”
As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China. People can see it, and I can feel it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
The president's remark about China, where the virus is believed to have originated, came as the U.S. experiences a surge in new coronavirus cases.
The U.S. has recorded more than 2.6 million cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began, causing at least 127,286 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The country experienced its highest one-day increase in coronavirus cases last Friday with 45,498 new COVID-19. States like Florida, Texas, California and Arizona are struggling with surges in new cases.
The president has blamed China for the extent of the pandemic, saying the country was not transparent earlier in the crisis.
But Trump’s opponents have claimed the president’s blame of China is a distraction from the administration’s own failures to combat the pandemic.