""If they were knowingly responsible, certainly," he said. "If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake.
"But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, then there should be consequences.
"Was it a mistake that got out of control or was it done deliberately?
"That's a big difference between those two.
"In either event they should have let us go in.
"We asked to go in early. And they didn't want us in. I think they knew it was something bad and they were embarrassed."
Mr Trump said that China "said they're doing an investigation".
"So let's see what happens with their investigation. But we're doing investigations also," he said.
The Trump administration has said it doesn't rule out that coronavirus was spread – accidentally – from a laboratory researching bat"
I am quite sure that the whole of the USIC (NSA, CIA, DIA, etc.) have been tasked to determine what the circumstances were of the advent of the present catastrophe.
The CCP is extremely worried about this investigative process.
It is easy for me to know this because the amount of really hostile stuff being thrown at me on the blog on this issue has risen exponentially as more and more attention has been focused in the government and even in the China leaning media on the possibilities of the origins of the virus and such things as the number of people who were allowed travel to the whole world but not legally allowed to travel within China. And then, there is the effort the CCP and Chinese government put into buying up PPE around the world in the period before China acknowledged the severity of the crisis.
Among the various nonsense written to me is the idea that I am a racist anti-Chinese bigot. Our Chinese family doctor finds that funny. And then, China was my first choice of area when I volunteered for area specialization around 1970. Unfortunately, I was put in the Arab World program because I have an unusually high aptitude for languages and Arabic is more difficult than Mandarin.
Somewhere out there is a Chinese who either has or will defect to US Intelligence with the information that is sought.
You don't see a lot of the personal attacks that I am receiving because I don't post them. I am not interested in providing a platform for Chinese agitprop. They should know that by now.