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Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election
White House orders probe into whether China, WHO covered up coronavirus: Report
Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discusses a new report the White House has launched a probe into a coronavirus coverup by China and the World Health Organization.
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WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China's handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing "will do anything they can'' to make him lose his re-election bid in November.
In an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office, Trump talked tough on China and said he was looking at different options in terms of consequences for Beijing over the virus.
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"I can do a lot,'' he said.
Trump has been heaping blame on China for a global pandemic that has killed at least 60,000 people in the United States according to a Reuters tally, and thrown the U.S. economy into a deep recession, putting in jeopardy his hopes for another four-year term.