China has on Tuesday, lashed out at the President of the United States of America, USA, Donald Trump, claiming that the US President is using ‘witchcraft’ to lead during the coronavirus pandemic, after he admitted to taking hydroxychloroquine, to prevent himself from contracting the deadly disease.
Hu Xijin, the Editor-in-Chief of China;s Communist Party’s official publication, Global Times, blamed Trump for the high number of US deaths from the coronavirus, claiming that the White House would have been burnt down by the public, if it were China.
“President Trump is leading the US’ struggle against the pandemic with witchcraft, and as a result, more than 90,000 people have died”, Hu wrote on Tuesday, in a now-deleted tweet.
“If it were in China, the White House would have been burned down by angry people.”
Hu’s comments came after President Trump said on Monday, that he takes antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a preventative measure.
The White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, stated on Tuesday morning, that the President shared his personal health information, because he wants to be ‘transparent’ with Americans.
“The President just wanted to be transparent about his personal health decision that he made in consultation with his Doctor”, McEnany told Fox and Friends, adding that, others should only take the malaria drug, if they are prescribed it by their Doctors.
Trump’s revelation that he is taking the drug, sparked immediate criticism, including from the US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who said that the ‘morbidly obese’ President is putting his health at risk.