By Olivia Isibor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 28, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – China state newspaper has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing him of destroying America’s democracy, freedom, and human rights in an escalating diplomatic dispute over the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Numerous people are wondering how the US system can tolerate such a person as a president,’ state-run tabloid Global Times criticizes in an opinion piece.
The article accuses Trump of overturning the American principle by taking an axe to the Washington Consensus, a set of broadly free market economic ideas.
It says: ‘The Washington Consensus is dead, the beacon of democracy, freedom and human rights that the US has long adhered to has collapsed.’
The news came as Trump said on Monday that he intended to bill China more than $160billion for a ‘substantial’ amount for damages caused by the deadly disease.
The threat has ramped up the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to account fully for his country’s actions.