US President Donald Trump addresses the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded video.
He says that 75 years after its founding, “we are once again engaged in a great global struggle,” against the “China virus,” a reference to COVID-19.
Trump praises the US response to the pandemic. “We will distribute a vaccine, we will defeat the virus, we will end the pandemic and we will enter an unprecedented era of prosperity, cooperation and peace,” he says.
“As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China,” says Trump.
WHO “falsely declared there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease. The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.”