'Was right about COVID "lab-leak" theory': Donald Trump; demands compensation
As the global call for a probe into the origins of the Coronavirus grows stronger, former President Donald Trump on Friday bragged about his previous remark about the Wuhan Lab leak.Author : A. Gayatri
Amid fresh International support coming in support to the theories calling Coronavirus could have originated from a laboratory in China's Wuhan, former US President Donald Trump said that his enemies too are now 'beginning to say that President Trump was right about China virus coming from Wuhan Lab'.
He said that he was right about the "China Virus coming from Wuhan lab".
In a statement, Trump said that China should pay a fine of 10 trillion dollars to the world for the damage they have caused to this " lab leak".
"The correspondence between Dr (Anthony) Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore. China should pay $10 trillion to America, and the world, for the death and destruction they have caused!" said Trump.
After US top Covid advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci's confidential emails were disclosed to the media the dispute over the Covid virus coming from the Wuhan lab has spurred again.
An email of more than 3,000 pages was acquired by Washington Post, Buzzfeed News and CNN through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated from January to June 2020.
The emails contain theories relating to Covid-19, suggesting it may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan lab. Dr Fauci and his colleagues had taken notice of the virus outbreak in the early days, the emails revealed.
About the lab leak email, Dr Fauci while talking to CNN he said it's still unlikely that a laboratory in Wuhan can leak the virus.
"I don't remember what's in that redacted (email), but the idea I think is quite far-fetched that the Chinese deliberately engineered something so that they could kill themselves as well as other people."
"I think that's a bit far out," he said.
Experts had rejected all the claims last year and said it was "extremely unlikely", stating no evidence has emerged to support the claims.
Trump's latest statements come after US President Joe Biden has ordered an enquiry into the lab leak theory behind the origin of the virus.