During a press conference held at the White House on Thursday, April 30, President Donald Trump claimed to have reliable evidence that the origin of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, or COVID-19, came from a Chinese laboratory.
“Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a high degree of confidence that the [Wuhan lab] was the origin?” asked one of the reporters at the briefing.
“Yes, I have … Yeah I have, and I think the WHO should be ashamed of themselves because they were like the public relations agency for China,” said the president, who emphasized, “They should not make excuses when people make horrible mistakes, especially mistakes that are causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.”
The reporter questioned Trump and he insisted that he had a “high degree of confidence” in the origin of the virus, but the president stressed that he was not allowed to give out that kind of information, Reuters reported.
The president has expressed his displeasure with the CCP over the way it has handled the virus outbreak, saying that it could have been contained before it ended up becoming today’s pandemic, which has killed 234,713 people worldwide, according to Worldometer.
Similarly, President Trump has strongly questioned the World Health Organization (WHO) for its responsibility amid the pandemic, pointing to the agency for acting negligently and patronizing China in its role covering up information.
The international health organization’s reputation is at stake after the release of the email sent by the Taiwanese government to the WHO warning about the CCP Virus. Taiwan has become a leading country for taking assertive measures in controlling the outbreak of the CCP Virus.
The contents of the email were released on April 11 by Taiwan’s Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, who revealed that on Dec. 31, 2019, the Taiwanese government alerted the WHO that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human, but the email was ignored.
In view of the negligent role played by the CCP and the WHO, President Trump has been talking about the efforts his administration has been making to determine whether the virus originated in the laboratory in Wuhan, pointing out that if there is evidence of it there would be consequences for the CCP.
In the meantime, the Chinese regime has invested great efforts in censoring any information that incriminates it for being responsible for the pandemic, even though so far its initiative to help in the midst of the disaster has been questioned as several countries have received poor quality supplies from it.
As for the origin of the virus, since mid-April the Wuhan Institute of Virology, an institution supported by the Chinese regime, denied any responsibility for the development of the CCP Virus, rejecting that it was an artificial agent; furthermore, they treated the accusations as a “conspiracy theory” created to “confuse.”
Where did it begin
However, even before the WHO issued its official statement in early March declaring a coronavirus pandemic, reports were coming in at that point to a possible spread of the CCP Virus from the Wuhan virology laboratory.
Since then, much more evidence has come to light, including expert opinion that the virus is indeed man-made and comes from a laboratory, while at the same time there have been reports of the CCP using an “iron fist” to cover up important information about the origins of the coronavirus.
Regarding Thursday’s meeting, the president referred to the responsibility that the Chinese regime has assumed, noting in an unsatisfactory tone that “at least they seem to be trying to be somewhat transparent with us.”
“But we’re going to find out. You’ll be learning in the not-too-distant future. But it’s a terrible thing that happened—whether they made a mistake or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one. Or did somebody do something on purpose?” Trump said in response to a question from one of the journalists present, according to Reuters.