Trump again mentions ‘China virus’, lawmakers propose withholding trillions in Chinese debt

Former U.S. President Donald Trump (Donald Trump).

The Chinese virus Epidemic has hit the world, and Europe and the United States have demanded that the Chinese Communist Party be held accountable. Former U.S. President Donald Trump recently mentioned the “China virus” again. A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to permanently withhold trillions of dollars of debt owed to China to compensate the U.S. for the damage caused by the epidemic.

On Wednesday (March 10), Trump commented on the Biden administration’s distribution of vaccines, emphasizing that it was the Trump Administration‘s efforts that allowed Americans to be vaccinated earlier.

Referring to the COVID-19 vaccine, Trump specifically added that COVID-19 “is commonly referred to as the ‘Chinese virus’.

When Trump was in office, he often emphasized that the COVID-19 virus came from China and criticized the Chinese Communist Party for hiding the outbreak that caused the pandemic in the United States. At the Time, the U.S. government and the public were demanding that the Chinese Communist Party pay for U.S. losses, and several entities and individuals have filed lawsuits against the Chinese government in U.S. courts, while others have proposed directly wiping out China’s debt.

On Thursday, Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast announced on Twitter that he will introduce a new bill in Congress that would require the U.S. government to permanently withhold debt owed to China in order to hold the Communist Party “accountable for its complete lack of transparency and mishandling of the New Coronavirus.

According to Mast’s office, as of November 2020, the U.S. government has $1.063 trillion in outstanding Chinese debt.

In the proposal, Mast said the outbreak was a result of “egregious human rights abuses” by the Chinese Communist Party, including the curtailment of freedom of expression and the continuation of major domestic and foreign propaganda, Fox News reported. The proposal also says that Congress must force the Chinese Communist Party to repay U.S. taxpayers for the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of jobs lost and untold economic devastation caused by the outbreak in the United States.

The proposal also suggests that other countries also permanently withhold debts owed to China to compensate for the costs of their own responses to the epidemic.