White House Official Accuses China of Sending Its Citizens Abroad to Spread COVID-19

By Benjamin Fearnow |News Week |

White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro

White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro rebuffed criticism over President Donald Trump asking to slow coronavirus testing down, instead saying China “created” COVID-19 and sent “hundreds of thousands” of its own citizens abroad to spread the virus.The Trump administration official responded Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union to Trump telling Tulsa, Oklahoma rally-goers Saturday that he directed his health officials to “slow the testing down, please,” in order to discover fewer cases.

Navarro insisted the president was only joking in a “tongue-in-cheek” fashion, before redirecting the conversation and culpability for the pandemic toward the Chinese government.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.