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White House advisor: China sent its citizens abroad to spread coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro said China created coronavorus and sent hundreds of thousands of its own citizens abroad to spread the virus.

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Topics: CHINA   

State of the Union host Jake Tapper asked Navarro if the Trump administration and U.S. health officials are preparing for a potential breakout of coronavirus in the fall, particularly as the presidential election draws closer.

"Of course," Navarro replied. "You prepare for what can possibly happen. I'm not saying it's going to happen. But of course you prepare. I'll tell you what. We're a lot more prepared under this president than we were when China foisted this on us to begin with."

"China hoisted this on us," the White House advisor continued.

"China created this virus, they hid the virus and they sent over hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens here to spread that around and around the world. Whether they did that on purpose that's an open question but that's a fact."

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