White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro said that China deliberately allowed the coronavirus to spread to the rest of the world and that the virus “could have been contained in Wuhan,” according to Breitbart News.

During an interview with Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large,” Navarro said, “China hid the virus behind the shield of the World Health Organization, and that was a time, Gerry, when that virus could have been contained in Wuhan.”

“Instead, what China did was put hundreds of thousands of Wuhanians and Chinese on planes that were allowed to go to Milan and New York and elsewhere, but not to Beijing and Shanghai.”

“China, quite deliberately, shutting off some — a lot of domestic travel, but allowing international travel, quite deliberately knew how serious this was and allowed the virus to be exported, along with a lot of other Chinese exports to the United States and elsewhere?” Host Gerry Baker asked.

“That’s a matter of fact. It should not be in dispute,” Navarro responded.