Trump announces 'serious inverstigation' against China over coronavirus
New Delhi : The US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he considering options of claiming the damages caused due to coronavirus from China. He also said that the officials are doing very serious investigation in the matter.
"We are not happy with China," Trump said at a White House briefing. "We are not happy with that whole situation because we believe it could have been stopped at the source."
"It could have been stopped quickly and it wouldn't have spread all over the world," he said.
"There are a lot of ways you can hold them accountable," Trump said. "We're doing some very serious investigations as you probably know."
Donald Trump was asked to comment on the recent German newspaper report that claimed that China needs to pay $165 billion to the world as a compensation for the damages caused due to coronavirus.
Asked if the US would consider doing the same, the US president said "we can do something much easier than that."
"Germany is looking at things, we are looking at things," he said. "We are talking about a lot more money than Germany's talking about."
"We haven't determined the final amount yet," Trump said. "It's very substantial.
"This is worldwide damage," he said. "This is damage to the US, but this is damage to the world."