The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has contradicted this Thursday the intelligence services of the country by assuring that he has evidence that shows that the new coronavirus has been created in a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, the global epicenter of the pandemic.
Hours earlier, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported in a statement that there was a "broad scientific consensus" that concluded that the virus "was not manufactured by man or genetically modified".
However, when questioned by journalists at the White House on Thursday about the possibility that the virus had been created at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Trump replied "yes", which he believed, because he has information "trusted", although he ruled out giving more details, since he said he did not have authorization for it.
"They could have stopped it, they are a scientifically brilliant nation. They escaped it, they could have stopped it, but they did not do it," he assured. "There are many theories. Let's see where it is and see where it comes from", added Trump, who has asserted in turn that "China is trying to be somewhat more transparent" with the United States.
Trump has even gone as far as to suggest that they could take economic measures in the form of "customs taxes" against China in retaliation. The President of the United States has appeared before the press on Thursday to present a specific aid plan for the elderly during the new coronavirus pandemic.
The Donald Trump Administration has highlighted that A billion dollars have been allocated in the last month to strengthen aid networks of the elderly and disabled. At the same time, security measures have also been strengthened for the 78,000 residents and staff working in the residences of war veterans, and the delivery of protective equipment with supplies for the next 60 days in all centers has been announced. of older people in the country. The United States is the nation most affected by the health crisis of the new coronavirus, with more than a million cases of contagion and 63,000 deaths, most of them, in the state of New York, epicenter in the country of Covid-19.