Sky News host Paul Murray says he knows President Donald Trump is an "imperfect figure who can annoy plenty of people", but he's a "disrupter" who is targeting China's new world order.
Regarding Trump's letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, he said the USA should focus on beating the coronavirus rather than "give an ultimatum to the organization that leads [the] global epidemic response". "Politicizing the origin of the virus has no audience", he added, referring to global demands for an investigation into the origins and course of the pandemic.
The president added: "It all comes from the top".
"Spokesman speaks stupidly on behalf of China, trying desperately to deflect the pain and carnage that their country spread throughout the world", Trump tweeted.
He criticized its late warnings against the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected almost 5 million people worldwide and killed more than 328,000.
"It is my duty, as President of the United States, to inform you that, if the World Health Organization does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization", Trump wrote to WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday.
On Wednesday, Zhao also retweeted comments from fellow Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying criticizing the USA response to the pandemic.
"As the pandemic is still spreading in the USA and many other places in the world, the most pressing task is still pulling together to save lives and seek economic recovery", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Trump initially praised China's response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and expressed confidence-without evidence-that the virus would soon disappear.
The Trump campaign has also released ads accusing Biden's son Hunter of an unsubstantiated charge of using his father's influence to score a business deal in the country.