Former President Donald Trump told Dan Bongino on Tuesday he had “very little doubt” that the COVID-19 virus originated from a virology lab in Wuhan, China, touting the rationale for his theory when rejected by the mainstream media and medical experts as a conspiracy.
“It came from the lab,” Trump told “The Dan Bongino Show” on Fox Nation. “I have very little doubt that it comes from the lab. “
Trump was one of the first to suggest that a lab leak may have been the source of the outbreak, with warnings dating back to April 2020. While the theory of the lab leak was initially dismissed as conspiracy theory by mainstream journalists, it has since gained credibility with more experts saying it is possible or even probable. Dr Anthony Fauci recently mentionned he is “not convinced” that the new coronavirus has developed naturally. Leading media and politicians are treat it more and more as a serious possibility.
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“You warned us,” Bongino told the former president, “and those idiots in the media ignored him. “
“Now everyone agrees that I was right when I called Wuhan very early on as the source of COVID-19, sometimes referred to as the China virus,” the former president said in a statement Tuesday.
Trump credited the travel restrictions he placed on China at the start of the pandemic for saving “tens of thousands of lives” in light of the latest developments surrounding the origins of the pandemic.
“Take a look at the fact that I closed the country off to China very early at the end of January and to Dr Fauci – I’m not against him, we get along really well actually, but I generally did exactly what he said, the face, in other words… he said things that were just plain wrong. He didn’t want to shut down China, he later admitted that I had saved tens of thousands of lives by shutting down early, ”Trump said.
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As for his broader handling of the pandemic, Trump told Bongino, “They say I played it down… well, I don’t want to be alarmed, I don’t want people running around with it. afraid to live, to breathe to do anything. . I am an optimistic and tough person. I was really tough on the FDA… if that hadn’t happened we would have lost millions of people. “
Trump touted his success in early vaccine development and called his decision to order millions of doses while they were still in clinical trials the “biggest bet ever made.”
The experiment, Trump told Bongino, was “horrible” but credited his administration for “getting it on track.”
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