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Donald Trump Explains ‘Obvious’ Reason Why He Thinks Covid-19 Came From Wuhan Lab

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Donald Trump Explains ‘Obvious’ Reason Why He Thinks Covid-19 Came From Wuhan Lab

Donald Trump has highlighted the 'obvious' idea behind why he believes the coronavirus came from a lab in China.

There has been a conspiracy theory that Covid-19 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and spread to the rest of the world.

Initially, the World Health Organization said the concept wasn't true, however it has since changed its tune and said it is a possibility.

The former US president has opened up on what he knows about the outbreak of the virus.

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Speaking on the documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan, Donald Trump said: "Some of the intelligence is classified...but commonsense tells you it most likely - and when I say most likely, like 95 per cent - came from the Wuhan lab.

"I don't know if they had bad thoughts or whether it was gross incompetence, but one way or the other, it came out of Wuhan, and it came from the Wuhan lab."

"I heard that a long time ago and if they did in fact have body bags, that was one little indication, wasn't it?"

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He said he was getting reports from officials that there were 'lots' of body bags being piled up outside the lab.

Mr Trump has been backed up by two senior American officials who are also pointing the finger at the Wuhan lab.

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also told the documentary that there is 'enormous, albeit indirect, evidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the centrepoint for this'.

Trump's former director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, added: "The most likely origin of Covid-19 was a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology - it's certainly a probability, and probably a certainty.

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"The Chinese Communist Party would not have shut down Wuhan. It would not have silenced doctors and scientists and journalists, and disappeared some of them."

The Wuhan Institute of Virology was only a short distance from where the first Covid-19 cases were found back in December.

A report from The Wall Street Journal found scientists had fallen sick with an unknown illness a few weeks before the first official cases. That claim hasn't yet confirmed whether it was Covid-19-related.

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Despite saying it's 'extremely unlikely' that the origin of the pandemic came as a result of a lab-related incident, the World Health Organization said back in June that 'all hypotheses still remain on the table'.

British intelligence have also suggested the Wuhan lab leak theory is 'feasible'.

A western intelligence source told The Sunday Times: "There might be pockets of evidence that take us one way and evidence that takes us another way. The Chinese will lie either way. I don't think we will ever know."

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Topics: News, Donald Trump

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