Russian state TV recently released a conspiracy theory that U.S. President Donald Trump had American labs create the coronavirus to release on the Chinese people to achieve geopolitical goals.
During Wednesday evening’s edition of “Vremya” on Channel One, host Kirill Kleimenov recounted the theory that the highly contagious virus didn’t originate in a cave of Chinese bats, but was actually manufactured in an American laboratory on Trump’s orders, reported The Moscow Times.
“From the origin of the word, the origin of the virus becomes clearer. What is it called? Coronavirus. Take the word ‘crown.’ It is the basis of the name and comes first,” Kleimenov said.
“What did Donald Trump, the president of America, China’s main rival in the world arena, do in his previous life? That’s right, he handed out crowns at his famous beauty contest. So the origin of the coronavirus, and most importantly, the goals and objectives of its use become absolutely clear,” he continued, admitting that it was just a conspiracy theory.