Donald Trump has said that reopening parts of the US for working life will be one of the toughest decisions he ever makes,
Speaking with Fox show “Justice with Judge Jeanine”, Trump said:
“I think it’s going to be the toughest decision I ever made and hopefully the most difficult I will ever have to make. I hope I’m going to make the right decision. I will be basing it on a lot of very smart people, a lot of professionals, doctors and business leaders. There are a lot of things that go into a decision like that. And it’s going to be based on a lot of facts and instincts. ”
“People want to get back, they want to get back to work. We have to bring our country back, ”he said.
Separately, Trump has also continued his attacks on parts of the media, including the New York Times which ran an investigation into his and his administrations actions in January and February when the outbreak was spreading across the world.
As the coronavirus pandemic causes global economic devastation,
The choice has been laid out by the authors of a Harvard report on a Chinese tactic dubbed “debtbook diplomacy”, and comes amid calls for G nations to endorse a year-long debt moratorium for the poorest countries .
State-owned Chinese companies and banks have become major international lenders, including through large scale infrastructure investments under Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative.
China watchers have previously warned about the “debtbook diplomacy” ploy, where developing nations are unable to service heavy loan repayments on Chinese infrastructure investments, forcing them to relinquish control of assets to China.
“Debt is a very flexible instrument,” said report co-author Gabrielle Chefitz.
“As we see China making big soft power push, looking down the line… there are opportunities for China to require payment on debt perhaps with strategic assets in return, or to forgive that debt which furthers that soft power narrative as a global leader. ”