Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump calls for China accountability in their handling of the Wuhan outbreak. Trump said,
“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump declared. “China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they cancelled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes.”
Trump also blamed the World Health Organization, who he said is “virtually controlled by China” for declaring that the virus could not be spread person to person.
The WHO is the health department of the United Nations, which Trump pulled the United States out of earlier this year.
“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” he said.
Trump continued calls for China accountability over environmental practices while saying that the United States has what he called an exceptional environmental record.
“If the United Nations is to be an effective organization, it must focus on the real problems of the world,” Trump insisted. “This includes terrorism, the oppression of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, human and sex trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities.”
Drawing examples from renegotiated trade agreements, the ending of the Iran nuclear deal, and assassinations of ISIS leaders, Trump highlighted his efforts in pushing the United States toward the focuses he wishes for the United Nations.
Trump also highlighted the recent peace negotiations between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain. Emphasis on bringing peace into the middle east region and the ending of long standing wars, Trump concluded his speech with a final criticism of global pandemic response.
“I am supremely confident that next year, when we gather in person, we will be in the midst of one of the greatest years in our history — and frankly, hopefully, in the history of the world.”