“I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that,” Trump said at a White House press conference when asked what evidence he has seen to make him believe that the virus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
That lab is in the region that saw the first big outbreak of what is now a world-wide pandemic that has infected more than 3.2 million people.
Trump’s comments went much further than a statement from the top US intelligence agency on Thursday, which said, for the first time, that it, “Concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.”
But the Office of Director of National Intelligence added that the American intelligence community “will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to…