President Donald Trump implied on Thursday that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus spread from the Wuhan P4 laboratory due to incompetence.
“Something happened,” he responded when asked about the connection between the CCP virus and the Wuhan lab during an Oval Office meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas).
“Its either they made a terrible mistake, probably it was incompetence, somebody was stupid, and they didnt do the job that they shouldve done.”
He also reaffirmed that the virus originated from China.
“Whether people like to say it or not, everybody knows that,” he said.
In an April 30 statement via the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) said that the CCP virus originated from Wuhan, China, and was not manmade or genetically modified.
Its unclear how the office came to this conclusion.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), aligned with the Intelligence Community about the nature of the virus.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and whats out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” he said during an interview with National Geographic. “Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
The IC has also committed to investigating whether the virus was leaked from the Wuhan lab.
“The IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan,” they said.
Incompetence and Lack of Transparency
The CCP virus, also commonly known as the novel coronavirus, has been linked to at least 268,877 deaths globally and infected over 3.8 million people as of Thursday afternoon, according to official government data collated by Johns Hopkins University.
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