US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had changed his mind about his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and regretted that his “great” relationship with the Asian giant’s leader had deteriorated.
“He had a great relationship with President Xi,” Trump said during an interview with Fox Sports radio station. “I liked him, but now I don’t feel that way anymore,” said the tycoon, who attributes the change to the coronavirus pandemic.
With that in mind, the North American country’s president has claimed “he has not spoken to him in a long time” and has insisted that he has not liked the attitude of the Chinese authorities or “what happened” since the first outbreak. in Wuhan City in late 2019.
“The world has stopped, what happened is a shame,” he said before suggesting that the aftermath of the pandemic is worse than the Beijing-Washington trade dispute.