US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there’s “enormous evidence” to support the theory that the coronavirus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, not a nearby wildlife market.
On Sunday, May 3, 2020 when Mike Pompeo appeared on ABC’s “This Week” where he declined to comment on whether the virus was released intentionally from the lab.
“I think the whole world can see now, remember, China has a history of infecting the world and running substandard laboratories,” Pompeo accused.
He further denounced China’s “classic Communist disinformation effort” to distort information on the spread of the virus in its early days.
As for escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing, after US President Donald Trump said China would be held “accountable,” Pompeo reiterated his message, vowing to “hold those responsible accountable.”
However, the Secretary of State agreed with a US intelligence community statement released Thursday that stipulated “the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified.”
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there’s "enormous evidence" that the coronavirus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He goes on to detail how Communist China poses an ongoing threat to the world and how China refused to take action that would’ve kept the world safe. pic.twitter.com/o00V3xyjqM
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 3, 2020