Trump says he’s seen evidence COVID-19 came from lab in Wuhan

Trump says he’s seen evidence COVID-19 came from lab in Wuhan
Destroyer of worlds?

[Ed. – This is actually pretty funny, given Trump’s track record of being right in so many of these cases where he’s ridiculed for making an assertion.  Notice that the discussion here is NOT about whether the virus was engineered or modified in a lab, but only about whether it was released from a lab rather than being communicated to the first human host via a non-lab encounter with an infected animal.  As I understand it, it’s easier to determine whether it was engineered than to determine how a naturally occurring virus was communicated to Patient Zero.]

President Donald Trump contradicted a rare on-the-record statement from his own intelligence community by claiming Thursday that he has seen evidence that gives him a “high degree of confidence” the novel coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, but declined to provide details to back up his assertion.

The comments undercut a public statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued just hours earlier which stated no such assessment has been made and continues to “rigorously examine” whether the outbreak “began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”

“Yes, I have,” Trump said when asked whether he’s seen evidence that would suggest the virus originated in the lab. Later, asked why he was confident in that assessment, Trump demurred.

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“I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that,” he said.

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