Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday reiterated his criticism of his successor, Joe Biden, whom he said is “destroying” the country, “and demanded from China an economic” compensation “of $10 billion for its responsibility in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his first political speech in three months, before the Republican party convention in North Carolina, Trump raised expectations about whether he will run as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.

“Our movement is far from over. In fact, it has only just begun. Our country is being destroyed before our very eyes,” said the former president in his speech last night in the city of Greenville.

“I am not the one who is trying to undermine democracy,” he remarked, “I am the one who is trying to save it.”

Trump, whose accounts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter remain suspended after the assault by a mob of his followers on Congress on January 6, continues with an important influence in the Conservative party, with constant meetings with Republican leaders and active support of candidates for elected office.

Former President Donald Trump will not be able to use his account on these social networks until at least January 2023, after his incidence in the assault on the Capitol.


In his speech, lasting more than an hour, the New York real estate mogul once again charged China whom he considers responsible for the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his opinion, he pointed out, “the time has come for the US and the world to demand financial compensation from the Communist Party of China” and it should “declare with one voice that China must pay.”

Specifically, he estimated these compensations at $10 billion and called for the imposition of 100% tariffs on Chinese imports.

US President Joe Biden said at the end of May that he has asked the US intelligence services to “redouble their efforts” to find out the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the theory that it emerged in a Wuhan (China) laboratory has won integers in recent weeks.

Biden said the US and its partners will pressure China to participate in a “comprehensive, transparent and evidence-based” international investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence.

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