“I don’t regret it. However, they accused us of doing it through our military, that we did it intentionally. What is this all about?” he said on Tuesday on air of TV channel Fox News.
According to Trump, he did not like it. He admitted that China has “gone through hell” with the loss of thousands of people, but continued to insist that diseases are regularly named after their place of origin.
Official Beijing has previously protested against statements by US officials who called the coronavirus “Chinese”, meaning that it first spread in Chinese Wuhan.
Chinese foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the US army could have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, and called on the US to be Frank, publish its data and explain everything. The US state Department then summoned Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai because of a “brazen disinformation campaign.”