The United States could completely end relations with China because of the situation with the coronavirus, Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
"We could do a lot of things. We could completely break the relationship.<...> If you did, what would happen? You would save $500 billion if you completely broke the relationship.вЂќ
So the head of state answered the leaderвЂ™s request to comment on the proposal of one of the US senators, who admitted that Washington could stop issuing visas to Chinese students. Trump also noted that he has a good relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, but now he does not want to call him.
Earlier, Republican Lindsay Graham said that he introduced the bill on responsibility for COVID-19 on sanctions against China for the spread of coronavirus to the Senate. The document proposes restrictions if Beijing does not provide a full report on the occurrence of an outbreak. Eight more Republican senators voted for him.
The Chinese side expressed a strong protest, calling the project ignoring the facts and allowing the imposition of retaliatory sanctions.