NEW YORK: Less than 50 hours after he returned to the White House from a military hospital where he was treated for the deadly virus, Trump in a video posted on Twitter from the Rose Garden outside the Oval Office blamed China for the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He further said: “Without any hesitation, I took the drug and felt good as I was 3 days ago. This was my suggestion and I benefited very quickly from this medicine and I felt better, I say this is the cure for Corona”.
Shares of pharmaceutical companies Regeneron and Eli Lilly have risen in the stock market since Trump’s statement.
Both companies have already requested the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the use of the drug on an emergency basis.
On the other hand, experts have condemned Trump’s claim without any evidence, calling it a political ploy to win the hearts of voters by fulfilling his promise to bring Corona’s medicine before the election.
At the end of the video, Trump blamed all the COVID-19 situations on china and said “They will pay a big price for this”.
This is not the first time the US president has said these types of things. He recently said that “China’s incompetence has caused a million deaths from the virus”
The deadly coronavirus originated from the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and spread across the world, killing 1,054,674 and infecting 36,077,017. The US is the worst-hit nation with 211,793 deaths and 7,549,429 infections.