Trump, China’s Xi to discuss coronavirus pandemic

President Trump reported Thursday that he will discuss with Chinese President Xi Jinping to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking during the each day White Residence coronavirus briefing, Trump explained that Xi had requested the connect with.

“It’s his connect with, and believe we will have a fruitful contact tonight at 9:00. We will be speaking about the virus,” the president explained.

Trump also touted the trade offer he negotiated with China, but added that China has the “best desire in the world” of receiving to negotiate with Joe Biden somewhat than him should the former veep acquire in November.

“We designed a deal with China and we’re likely to do one more a person, it seems to be like. They want to do it very poorly. Possibly they’ll want to wait” until immediately after November, he reported.

The get in touch with with Xi will appear the identical day that the US overtook China as the nation with the most cases of coronavirus, with in excess of 82,000 situations in all, Johns Hopkins University scientists reported.

The president termed the rise in US instances “a tribute to our screening,” but also recommended China’s figures could not be trustworthy.