(May 4): Amid disrupted global supply chains and trade patterns, US President Donald Trump said the “tariff” word while making remarks about China.

His rhetoric follows frustrations over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which he claims to have seen evidence indicating its origins from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “We’re going to see where it comes from,” Trump said at a White House event on April 30.

“We have people looking at it very, very strongly. Scientific people, intelligence people and others. We’re going to put it all together. I think we will have a good answer eventually and China might even tell us”.

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