Trump calls on UN to hold China accountable for coronavirus pandemic

President Trump promised to hold China accountable for its failure to contain the coronavirus, setting off a chain of events that created a pandemic, in a confrontational speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Like other world leaders, he did not appear in person but recorded his address a day earlier at the White House. Even without an audience, he struck a belligerent tone as he laid out an “America First” vision, all underwritten by Washington’s military might.

His speech contained a list of accusations against Beijing, from allowing travelers to spread what he called the “China virus” around the world to polluting the oceans.

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