Trump blames China for ‘trying to cover up coronavirus outbreak’

U.S. President said the U.S. government was working on a report on how the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have been involved.

U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured in this file photo. (Associated Press)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – U.S.  President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday to have seen evidence that the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan and called the outbreak of the coronavirus a “terrible mistake” by China.

Speaking at a Fox News virtual town hall at the Lincoln Memorial, the president said the U.S. government was working on a report on how the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have been involved.

He said the report was “very conclusive” even though he could not go into details. Trump accused China of suppressing information about the outbreaks and allowing the virus to spread.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, said Sunday that there was “no evidence” that it came from the lab.

The U.S. Secret Service said it does not believe the novel coronavirus was man-made or genetically modified and is still investigating whether it resulted from an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.