US President Donald Trump currently does not need to speak to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. He said that in an interview with Fox Business Network on Thursday.
He even threatened to sever all ties with China.
The two superpowers have been in conflict for some time. The United States blames China for the coronavirus.
The country is also said to have done too little to contain the virus.
“They should never have let this happen,” said Trump. “There are many things we could do. We could even break the whole relationship.
“China does not benefit from allegations. For example, the US has claimed that the coronavirus comes from a Chinese laboratory. China has always denied allegations.
The US is most affected by coronavirus worldwide.
In the country, nearly 1.5 million people became infected, and more than 86,000 people died from the effects of the virus.