Trump Says He Will Work With Chinese President to Combat COVID-19

President Donald Trump has announced that he plans on working closely with Chinese President Xi Jinping to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

“Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the Coronavirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet,” Trump said on Twitter early Friday.

“China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!” added Trump, who notably refrained from referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus,” days after he told Fox News that he would stop using the term.

Meanwhile, Xi told Trump that relations between Beijing and Washington were at a “critical moment” and vowed to cooperate to defeat the coronavirus, according to China’s official Xinhua News Agency.

“Both sides will benefit if we cooperate, both will lose if we fight each other,” Xi said, according to Xinhua.

“Cooperation is the only correct choice. I hope the US side could take real actions. The two sides should work together to enhance cooperation fighting the virus and develop non-confrontational relations,” he added.

Xi told Trump that China “understands the United States’ current predicament over the COVID-19 outbreak and stands ready to provide support within its capacity.”

He also urged Washington to “take substantive action in improving bilateral relations.”

And Xi “suggested that the two sides work together to boost cooperation in epidemic control and other fields, and develop a relationship of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation,” Xinhua reported.

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the countries were in the midst of a trade war and in stark conflicts over intellectual property, human rights, Taiwan and Beijing’s policies in Hong Kong and the South China Sea.

The phone conversation between the two world leaders followed a video conference meeting of G-20 leaders during which Xi gave a speech calling for greater international cooperation.

The virus was first reported in late December in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since killed more than 3,200 people in that country. The spread of the virus domestically has since stalled, but China has stepped up efforts to prevent travelers bringing the disease back from overseas by essentially closing borders to foreigners beginning Saturday.

The phone call between the two leaders amid the global emergency follows almost two years of escalating trade tensions that were only partially resolved in January with the signing of a phase one trade agreement.

6 Comments on this post.
  • George Lepre
    31 March 2020 at 3:59 pm
    Leave a Reply

    Now China wants to be buddy buddy with us? F…’em. We need to bring them to their knees when this is over. If this isn’t Trumps feeling, he doesn’t get my vote in the upcoming election. Bring back all American businesses and manufacturing. They CANNOT win after endangering the world with their lies and propaganda which is their way of life. Thank you.

    • MaryNappier
      1 April 2020 at 4:36 pm
      Leave a Reply

      Why can’t she just stop all her tactics against our president.
      Hate for him has consumed her so bad that she would destroy our country for what she wants.
      How much more awful can she be.
      She is a very evil woman .
      She ought to be working with our president to help him especially at this time during this virus epidemic. But no she is still as heartless as ever.
      She is mentally unstable and needs to be fired immediately along with most of the other democrats that she controls.
      God be with Mr. Trump and protect him from this evil woman.
      God Bless America.

  • Regina
    31 March 2020 at 4:38 pm
    Leave a Reply

    We need to put our differences to rest and work together to rid everyone from this invisible war! I think President Trump is doing the right thing!

    31 March 2020 at 7:11 pm
    Leave a Reply

    We need to maintain amicable relations with
    other countries for the reason of aid in times
    like this.We are dependant on China for drugs
    and help with solving this virus.It is the
    wiser path to world accord.

  • Betty-Lou
    31 March 2020 at 8:40 pm
    Leave a Reply

    Please be weary of Xi as he speaks with forked tongue. He really does not care about the US. He wants to take over everything we know. That is why he sends thermometers that have been calibrated wrong and tests do not work. Be aware! Thank you.

  • ian fleck
    1 April 2020 at 9:09 am
    Leave a Reply

    a barbaric country

  • Leave a Reply

    • The Biden Border Wall April 9, 2021
      Believe it or not, Biden Administration officials are thinking about resuming border wall construction along the US-Mexico border. “I think it’s great that they reversed themselves, but a lot of damage was done because we were gonna have that wall almost complete. You know, it delayed two and a half years because of lawsuits,” said […]
    • Biden’s New Executive Orders on Gun Control April 9, 2021
      President Biden announced six executive orders that aim to address what he calls the ongoing "gun violence public health epidemic" in America. One of the incoming actions will be regulation of "ghost guns" — makeshift weapons that can be assembled at home or ones without a serial number. Biden's executive orders come almost 80 days […]
    • Will Andrew Giuliani Replace Andrew Cuomo? April 9, 2021
      Andrew Giuliani, a former top aide to President Donald Trump and the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is "heavily considering" running for governor of New York against current governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022. "I plan to run," the 35-year-old said, adding that "outside of anybody named Trump," he thinks he has […]
    • Violent Axe-wielding Antifa Protester Arrested and Released Twice April 8, 2021
      Rangers from the Portland Parks and Recreation department were threatened by an Antifa protester carrying an axe and a paintball gun in downtown Portland. The man initially assaulted a bicyclist. He was arrested for multiple violent crimes, released, and then arrested again within 48 hours. Randy Allen Graves, 32, is facing numerous felonies and over […]
    • Biden Administration Stops Construction of “Racist” Highway April 6, 2021
      The Biden administration is pausing the construction of a major highway expansion in Houston, Texas, claiming that the project is racist and harmful to the environment. The project, which has been years in the making, was going to widen certain sections of Interstate 45. But the Department of Transportation invoked the Civil Rights Act of […]
    • Should You Boycott Delta Airlines? April 5, 2021
      I cannot participate in a boycott of Delta Airlines for becoming too political – in opposition to my views, of course.  That is because I avoid flying Delta like a plague – more than the current pandemic, in fact.  My avoidance is not political.  It is based on two factors – service and safety. I […]
    • Biden Turning Out to be the Liar-in-Chief April 5, 2021
      President Biden has never had a reputation for personal integrity. His history is marked with serious accusations of plagiarism – one so serious that he had to drop out of the 1987 presidential campaign. He has told audacious lies about his schooling. Biden claimed to be in the top quarter of his law class when […]
    • Why The Left Is Now Canceling Obama April 2, 2021
      Barack and Michelle Obama are the latest victims of cancel culture. Latino activists in the suburbs of Chicago are protesting the renaming of a local middle school after the 44th president of the United States because of his immigration policies. The issue was brought up earlier this week at a meeting at the Waukegan, Illinois […]
    • George Floyd’s Girlfriend Testifies That He Overdosed Months Before Death, Was With Drug Dealer During Arrest April 2, 2021
      George Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, discussed her deceased partner's history of drug abuse and battle with addiction in court on Thursday. Ross testified about how she met Floyd and their shared struggle with addiction and drug abuse. Her testimony comes as former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, […]
    • Why Nursing Home Staff Are Not Getting Vaccinated April 1, 2021
      Up to 50% of nursing home staff in the United States have not received the COVID vaccine despite a federal pharmacy partnership that delivered roughly 8 million doses to more than 63,000 nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities.  In states like Arkansas, West Virginia, and South Dakota, that percentage falls to less than 33%. “We […]