President Trump has announced that he is ending Obama-era funding of the Wuhan lab where the virus could have likely originated.
According to The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump said Friday he will end federal funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology that some are claiming spawned the coronavirus.
At the daily coronavirus task force news conference, the president was asked why the National Institutes of Health would include the Chinese laboratory in a $3.7 million dollar stipend to conduct research.
“The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million. I’ve been hearing about that. We’ve instructed that if any grants are going to that area, we are looking at it literally about an hour ago and also early in the morning,” Trump said.
“We will end the grant very quickly. It was granted quite a while ago. They were granted a substantial amount of money. We are going to look at it and take a look. But I understand it was a number of years ago. When did you hear the grant was made?”
“The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million…we will end that grant very quickly.”
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 18, 2020
It remains unclear if any more retaliation will happen after the crisis passes to punish China for its negligence.