Trump Proposed a Bold Move Against China

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"Donald Trump" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Last Saturday, Trump made a comeback as he talked to supporters at the Republican convention in North Carolina. During his speech, Trump called out China, asking them for “reparations” for the damages caused by COVID-19. 

In his speech at the Republican convention, former President Trump also proposed that nations should act together in making China liable for the damages the pandemic caused. According to him, the Chinese government should spend at least $10 trillion as a form of “reparations”. He said this figure is already “low” compared to the number of damages caused by the pandemic.

Moreover, the former president also added a bold proposition, saying that the countries should cancel the debt that they owe to the Chinese government as a form of “down payment” for the reparations they should receive. Trump also proposed that America place a 100% tariff on goods coming from China. 

Trump to Fauci: “Nice guy,” but “not a great doctor”

In addition to these bold proposals, the former president also repeated the sentiments that Republican lawmakers have.

Trump called out Fauci for his flip-flopping positions on the importance of wearing a mask at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The former president noted that Fauci said it was unnecessary to wear a mask during the early stages of the pandemic. However, in a short span of time, Fauci went from urging no masking to being a “radical masker.”

“White House Coronavirus Update Briefing” (Public domain) by Trump White House Archived

Trump then added that Fauci is a “nice guy,” yet, not all that great a doctor, but instead “great promoter.” Laughs from his supporters met his remarks. 

Moreover, the former president also noted that he tried to go the “opposite way” of Fauci’s directives during his term. 

Thousands of emails to and from Fauci were collected this week through the Freedom of Information Act. The emails collected showed that Fauci was advising people that wearing masks is not necessary at the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.

It turned out that the infectious disease expert has a different motive for saying so; he was trying to prevent a shortage of supply for first responders. 

However, as the pandemic intensified all over America, Fauci reversed the mask guidance previously made. He then started advising the public to wear masks in public areas. 

Trump: “not too interested” in returning to Facebook

In his speech, Trump also repeated his allegations about the integrity of the 2020 election. These consistent comments made by Trump resulted in his ban from Facebook for two years. 

Although, Trump couldn’t care less. He said on Saturday that he is “not too interested” in returning to Facebook after two years anyway.

The former president previously claimed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke the law when he allegedly spent millions to advertise voting in Democrat states. 

Trump then declared his frustrations on how Facebook censors posts. He said that this move from the social media giant is a “systematic attack” against people’s rights. It shows an evident bias as Facebook only censors posts and accounts of people who support that the election was “rigged.”