A White House reporter is calling out the mainstream media for downplaying — and often flatly rejecting the possibility that the novel coronavirus originated from a leak in a Chinese lab.
“I think a lot of people have egg on their face. This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, Donald Trump,” ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl said in an appearance Sunday on “This Week.”
Karl, who was responding to a question on why it was important that the lab leak theory was dismissed so aggressively, noted that Trump polarized some with his delivery, but “said flatly” that the virus came from a lab.
“Now serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry,” Karl added.
Chinese State Media CCTV offered a rare glimpse inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology P4 Lab in February.CCTV
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