By Zachary Stieber |
President Donald Trump said he’s seen evidence pointing to the CCP virus originating at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a top-level lab where researchers studied how coronaviruses jump from animals to humans.
“Yes, I have,” Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday when asked if he’s seen anything that gives him a high degree of confidence the lab was the origin of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus from China.
The virus emerged in Wuhan near the lab late last year.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said earlier Thursday that intelligence agencies concluded the virus wasn’t manmade or genetically modified.
But the head of the U.S. intelligence community also said it’s still probing whether the pandemic began as a result of an accident at the Wuhan lab.