Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic which originated within the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan in December final yr and accused Beijing of suppressing the main points of the contagion.
The Trump administration officers have described it as Wuhan virus attributable to its origin.
Trump, addressing his first election rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic within the US early this yr, stated that the COVID-19 is a illness and has many names than any illness in historical past.
“I can title – Kung flu. I can title 19 totally different variations of names. Many calls it a virus, which it is. Many calls it a flu. What distinction. I believe we have now 19 or 20 variations of the title,” Trump stated.
Kung fu refers back to the Chinese martial arts through which individuals use solely their naked arms and ft to battle.
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has contaminated over 8.5 million individuals and killed greater than 450,000 internationally.
The US is the worst affected nation with over 2.2 million circumstances and greater than 1,19,000 deaths.
The COVID-19, which originated in China’s Wuhan metropolis in December final yr, has additionally battered the world economic system with the International Monetary Fund saying that the worldwide economic system is certain to endure a “extreme recession”.
Scientists are racing in opposition to time to discover a vaccine or medication for its remedy.
Trump, 74, is looking for re-election within the November presidential elections in opposition to former vp Joe Biden, 77, who’s the Democratic Party’s candidate.