President Trump said Thursday that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the novel coronavirus currently sweeping the world originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. He further blasted the World Health Organization for acting "like the public relations agency for China":
- Journalist: "Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of this virus?"
- Trump: "Yes I have. Yes I have. And I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves, because they're like the public relations agency for China ... They shouldn't be making excuses when people make horrible mistakes, especially mistakes that are causing hundreds of thousands of people around the world to die."