Trump: I was ‘probably the first one’ to say Covid came from a lab in Wuhan

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump pointed out that he was “probably the first one” to draw a line between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the release of the Covid virus in 2020, he told Fox News’ Mark Levin.

“I was probably the first one, I said it came from the lab in Wuhan… I was charging China so much money in tariffs and taxes that a lot of people said they did it to take me out,” he said.

Earlier this year, Trump wrote an exclusive op-ed for the Daily Mail that highlighted the likely truth that the coronavirus did indeed escape from a lab in China, RSBN reported.

He wrote:

“Three years ago, I declared that COVID-19 almost certainly came from the Chinese Wuhan lab. Now, the world is finally admitting the truth. The cover-up of COVID-19’s origins is one of the greatest scandals in the history of the world. Millions of people all over the planet have died from the China Virus. The cost of the outbreak and the lying about its origins is incalculable, some say in excess of $50 trillion.”

In a 2020 article from The Guardian, they reported that then-U.S. Secretary of State in the Trump administration, Mike Pompeo, stated, “We know that there is a Wuhan Institute of Virology just a handful of miles away from where the wet market was.”

The alternative theory for the origination of the Covid virus is broadly hypothesized to have been in a wet market in the Wuhan district of China.

In April 2020, President Trump pointed the finger at China for the origination of the virus, adding, “China doesn’t want to see me re-elected.”

Per RSBN, Trump pledged to hold China accountable for “unleashing” Covid on the world and promised to rain down retribution on the Communist superpower by implementing a four-year plan that would phase out Chinese imports of essential goods.

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