It appears that Donald Trump won’t be stepping away from politics for long, and this week was a key indicator of just how vociferous he’ll remain in the coming months.
There are several indications that Trump will be running for President again in 2024, having told several interviewers that his intent is to remain a vital part of the Republican Party in the years to come. This means that we’ll be hearing quite a bit about his opinions on certain subjects, particularly as it pertains to international diplomacy.
This week, it was China who was on the receiving end of The Don’ wrath.
The former president spoke about China in a speech to North Carolina Republicans, demanding that China pay “reparations” to the world for the devastation caused by the pandemic.
“We should all declare with one unified voice that China must pay. They must pay,” Trump said as the crowd cheered and applauded.
He proposed that all nations should join the United States in demanding that China pay for the effect of the virus.
“All nations should work together to present China a bill for a minimum of $10 trillion to compensate for the damage,” he said.
Then, more bluntly:
Trump also said nations should join together and cancel the debt they owe to China as a “down payment” for reparations to the world.
“The nations of the world should no longer owe money to China,” Trump said.
This is a harsh stance, certainly, but with evidence mounting that COVID-19 could have been a lab-leak followed by a Chinese government coverup, maybe Trump’s just ahead of the curve here.