Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday regarding new reports that COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan lab, pointing out that over a year after the outset of the pandemic, those that vehemently dismissed his theory that the virus originated in a lab in China are now eating crow.
“Now everybody is agreeing that I was right when I very early on called Wuhan as the source of COVID-19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus,” Trump wrote.
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“To me it was obvious from the beginning but I was badly criticized, as usual. Now they are all saying ‘He was right.’ Thank you!,” the statement added.
Trump has long expressed his view that the coronavirus started in a lab. In a Tuesday Newsmax appearance, the former president said, ““I think it was obvious to smart people that’s where it came from. I had no doubt about it.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, has long stated the lab-leak theory was unlikely. He has recently changed his statements on this issue.
“I am not convinced about that. I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,” Fauci said at a recent event, The Hill reported.
Trump will likely use the new information to further argue he was right on the issue, blaming the left for attacking him over the coronavirus. The position appears accurate in this case, as Fauci has reported new information regarding COVID-19’s origins.