Trump Says He’s Seen Evidence Pointing to Virus Originating at Wuhan Lab

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting America’s senior citizens in the East Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2020. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.