US President Donald Trump declared China the culprit of unemployment in the country. On Friday, July 31, he wrote about it on his Twitter page.
According to the head of the White house, house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer blocked unemployment payments, and as Trump notes, this is “terrible”, especially since “they are fully aware that it is not the fault of workers, that they are unemployed, it is the fault of China!”.
Jerome Powell, Chairman of the us Federal reserve system (FRS), which serves as the country’s Central Bank, said on July 29 that in March and April, as a result of strict restrictive measures to combat coronavirus, 22 million Americans lost their jobs, about a third of them were able to find a new one since may. According to the head of the Federal reserve, the unemployment rate in the US is 11.1%, which is much higher than before the outbreak of the infection and during the global financial crisis in 2008.
During a protest against racism and social inequality under the slogan “Strike for black Lives”, which took place on July 20 in new York and other cities in the United States, protesters demanded that the head of state sign a bill approved by Congress to extend unemployment benefits, as well as increase the minimum wage in the country.
Trump has previously repeatedly repeated that he believes China is responsible for the beginning of the epidemic. Washington accuses Beijing of concealing information about the origin of the virus and the extent of the infection. So on July 1, the US President said that the spread of coronavirus in the world is the reason for his growing anger towards China.