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Former president Donald Trump speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, N.C., June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)

During the 2021 North Carolina GOP state convention, former President Donald Trump condemned China as the culprit that unleashed the deadly coronavirus on the globe, ravaging populations and economies.

Trump referenced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its record of deception and dishonesty, noting that he believes the state bears responsibility for inflicting damage and destruction on the world via COVID. “We need to declare in one unified voice that China must pay,” Trump said.

The former president also slammed Dr. Fauci for his contradictory health guidance over the past year, claiming that he erred on multiple predictions and recommended protocols.

“He’s been wrong on almost every issue, and he was wrong on Wuhan and the lab also,” Trump remarked. He insisted that Fauci only back-tracked on his disapproval of the COVID travel ban implemented under the Trump administration after he realized closing the border was the right decision that “saved thousand of lives.” Trump criticized Fauci’s flip-flopping on mask-wearing, in which he started anti-mask but then became a “radical anti-masker.”

Trump made multiple statements nodding to the lab-leak theory that has suddenly earned renewed mainstream acceptance and popularity. Formerly dismissed by social media, supposed public-health experts, and the scientific community at large as a conspiracy theory, the laboratory- accident hypothesis gained traction again after a chain of telling discoveries. Such developments included the evidence that the United States funded gain-of-function research in China and the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that three scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized in November 2019 with symptoms associated with COVID.

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