China will be held accountable for coronavirus, says White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow
National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Friday that the United States would hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic.
“On the China business, it’s up in the air. They are going to be held accountable for it. There’s no question about that. How, when, where and why — I’m going to leave that up to the president,” Kudlow said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”
China has been criticized by the U.S. and other countries for a lack of transparency about the coronavirus outbreak. Trump said Thursday that he was considering slapping new tariffs on China due to the country’s handling of the outbreak.
The president also said he thought the virus came from a Chinese lab, but didn’t cite evidence to support the claim.
Kudlow said that it would be Trump’s decision…