The Trump administration is pushing to add language to a coronavirus resolution at the U.N. Security Council that would say explicitly that the virus originated in China -- part of the administration’s efforts to keep the focus on the communist regime.
“All members of the Security Council must recognize the threat that China’s mishandling of the outbreak poses to international peace and security,” a State Department official told Fox News.
The source told Fox News that a similar debate was happening with an upcoming statement by G-7 leaders.
The State Department official said that the U.S. backs a resolution that would praise first responders and medical personnel and reinforce the importance of international cooperation, as well as the need for all member states to act quickly and with full transparency to end the pandemic.
It’s an approach that echoes that of President Trump, who repeatedly has called the virus the “Chinese virus” and has blamed China directly, while also playing up his friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.