US President Donald Trump said Friday that China is doing a "very professional job" in combating the coronavirus epidemic.
Trump said that he discussed the crisis with President Xi Jinping in a "very good" phone call late Thursday.
"We talked about, mostly about the coronavirus. They're working really hard and I think they're doing a very professional job," he told reporters at the White House.
Trump said the United States and China were "working together" on the issue. "I think that China will do a very good job."
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