US President Donald Trump; An aeriel view of the the P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China
US President Donald Trump claimed he’d seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan — but offered no details.
“Yes, I have,” Trump told White House reporters when asked whether he’s seen proof that would suggest the virus originated in the lab.
When pressed, on what gave him that confidence, he said: “I can’t tell you that. I am not allowed to tell you that.”
Earlier on Thursday, the US intelligence community said it agreed with the scientific consensus that the novel coronavirus was not “manmade or genetically modified.”
But it confirmed that it was looking into “whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”