Coronavirus POLL: Do YOU believe Donald Trump’s theory the pandemic began in Chinese lab?


Donald Trump has guaranteed he has seen evidence the killer coronavirus came from the Wuhan Association of Virology. US intelligence officials have been investigating exactly how the virus began – which has infected numerous than 3.3 million people globally and killed more than 230,000 others.


Mr Trump made the allegations during a White House squeeze conference on Thursday but refused to be drawn on the evidence he has seen.

The US President claimed: “We are looking at exactly where it came from, who it came from, how it betid, separately and also scientifically, so we are going to be able to find it.”

Mr Trump was then summon inquired: “Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a great degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of this virus?”

Mr Trump said: “Yes, yes I take.”

When pressed on his comments, the US President declined to give any further recounts, he said: “I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that.”

The Chinese state-backed Wuhan Start of Virology has dismissed the allegations, and other US officials have downplayed the claims.

The coronavirus outbreak is considerably believed to have originated from a wet market in Wuhan and was first promulgated to the World Health Organisation in December 2019.

The US President has always pointed denounce towards Beijing and has repeatedly referred to COVID-19 as the “China virus”.

In the meanwhile US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo distanced China from any rebuke from the coronavirus crisis at this stage.

He said: “We don’t know if it knew from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“We don’t know if it emanated from the wet supermarket or yet some other place.

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“We don’t know those answers.”

The coronavirus pandemic has bumped the US more than any other country on Earth both in the number of casualties but also economically.

In the US number of confirmed coronavirus infections has soared former one million and more than 62,000 citizens have died.

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The latest comments by Mr Trump is set to further strain blood relatives between the world’s two largest economies – earlier this week the US President accused China of meddling in the upcoming US referenda – a claim Beijing denies.

Mr Trump claimed China would try to block him from getting re-elected when he goes up against expected Democrat candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden.

Mr Trump said: “China will do anything they can to bring into the world me lose this race.”

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang contemplated: “The US presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it.”

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