WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - When asked about the message the United States is sending by shutting a Chinese consulate in Texas on Wednesday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said President Donald Trump remains unhappy with China over its handling of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 140,000 Americans.
“I think this president has made very clear that he’s unhappy with China - the fact that China virus was unleashed onto this country and around the world with very little information, honesty and transparency from China,” Conway said in response to a reporter’s question on the shuttering hours earlier. “We’re still not getting information from China. We still don’t know the case numbers, the death numbers, etcetera.”
Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Timothy Ahmann, Editing by Franklin Paul