Trump, Aides Float ‘Chinese Lab’ Theory on Origins of Coronavirus

President Donald Trump and some of his officials are flirting with an outlier theory that the new coronavirus was set loose on the world by a Chinese lab that let it escape.

  • Published 16 April 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and some of his officials are flirting with an outlier theory that the new coronavirus was set loose on the world by a Chinese lab that let it escape. Without the weight of evidence, they’re trying to blame China for sickness and death from COVID-19 in the United States. “More and more, we’re hearing the story,” Trump says. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo adds: “The mere fact that we…

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