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Trump Blames China for Coronavirus, but Stops Short of British Line That It Came from a Wuhan Lab

April 19, 2020 (EIRNS)—Under intense media assault at the April 17 and 18 White House press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, where the press jackals pushed the British Empire line that China was to blame for the crisis and should be held accountable, President Donald Trump faulted China for not stopping the coronavirus early, and for not advising the world in a timely fashion. On April 18, he stated: “All I can say is, wherever it came from—it came from China—in whatever form, 184 countries now are suffering because of it. And it’s too bad, isn’t it? And it could have been solved very easily. When it was just starting, it could have been solved really very easily.” On April 17, Trump stated: “It could have been stopped in China. Think of the lives that could have been saved.”

In his April 18 comments, Trump also suggested that China’s official figures are an undercount: “We’re not #1, China’s #1 in terms of deaths. I know this, you know this. Why are the published figures the way they are?” Asked by the press if the virus had escaped from the Wuhan lab, and that China should therefore be held accountable, Trump responded: “If known, then yes. If a mistake, a mistake is a mistake.” The day before, asked the same question about the Wuhan lab, Trump responded: “Well, we’re looking at that. A lot of people are looking at it. It seems to make sense but there is a lot of investigation going on and we’re going to find out.”

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