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Trump defends ‘China virus,’ comment despite demands from China to stop

US President Donald Trump stamped his comment he made, calling the coronavirus spreading rapidly across the world the “Chinese Virus,” despite protests from Beijing.

“Rather than having an argument, I said, I have to call it where it came from. It did come from China,” he said, so I think it’s very accurate,”

On Monday, Trump tweeted: “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!”

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Trump also stated that it was in retaliation for what he said was China’s disinformation campaign blaming the US military for the virus.

“China was putting out information which was false,” he said.

“I didn’t appreciate the fact that China was saying that our military gave it to them. Our military did not give it to anybody.”

In China, there have been 81,058 cases reported. Their death toll stands at 3,230.

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China has been widely accused of suppressing vital facts about the virus, including when it surfaced and how quickly it spread.

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