Trump criticized NYT for article on European origin COVID-19

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US President Donald Trump said the New York Times reported that most cases of coronavirus in New York came from Europe, not from Asia, based on the publication’s desire to return to China.

Earlier, the New York Times, citing a study, published information that most cases of coronavirus in New York came from Europe. The publication quoted Harm van Bakel, a geneticist at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, who stated that “most cases are clearly European.”

The newspaper noted that a similar conclusion came from a group from the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University.

“Now the fake news of the New York Times has traced the origin of the coronavirus in Europe, NOT in China. For the first time! I wonder what the failed New York Times got for it? Are there any ANNOUNCED sources? They were recently thrown out of China like dogs and, apparently, they want to come back. Sad! ” – Trump wrote on Twitter.

On March 18, the Chinese Foreign Ministry revoked the accreditation of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post correspondents ahead of schedule.

China called its actions a response to the US Department of State limit on the number of employees in the American bureau of Chinese state media. Washington , in turn, explained that it did this because of the obstruction of the Chinese authorities to the work of the media in the country.

The reason for the reduction by the State Department of the number of employees of four state-owned media in China was the deprivation of Beijing by Beijing and the expulsion of three journalists from the American edition of the Wall Street Journal due to an article on coronavirus in China.

The material, according to the Chinese authorities, discredited China’s efforts to combat the virus, and also had a “sensational racist headline.” The publication refused to apologize.


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