One of the 18 scientists who recently published a letter acknowledging the plausibility of the coronavirus lab-leak theory said she and her colleauges didn't speak out sooner because President Trump promoted that possibility for the origin of the pandemic.
One year ago, at the White House, Trump was asked by a reporter: "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?"
"Yes, I have. Yes, I have," Trump replied. "And I think the World Health Organization [WHO] should be ashamed of themselves because they're like the public relations agency for China."