Taking you literally I have to say that I think a lot of people think the virus came out of a lab and that it’s a Chinese conspiracy. And I’ve seen/heard that directly from conservative news outlets.
And, the origin of the outbreak is still up in the air, correct? As far as I know, the “China was studying a naturally occurring virus that subsequently leaked from a lab” is a valid hypotheses.
The virus is unlikely to be human-made, but an unintentional leak is a valid theory, is it not?
The exact mechanism of where this virus originated is ultimately irrelevant. Virii jump between species all the time. Humans and animals breath the same air. It was inevitable that one like this would occur and it has. All that matters is how we respond to it.
The only point to 'blame gaming' it is political distraction from how poorly we responded to it.
I don't get the point of the argument here. My feeling is that if Trump is saying the virus came from a Chinese lab, it is probably false because Trump always lies. Is it that if somehow it does turn out to be true that this leaked out of a Chinese lab (maybe an employee contracted it while studying it), that this would some how vindicate Trump in some way? It is almost like Trump, supporters are searching for the one time that Trump doesn't lie so they can say, "See, Trump doesn't always lie", so maybe is isn't lying about Russia, and everything else.
Based on everything I have read, it seems that that the origin is still not fully known. There is no actual evidence that I have seen or read that indicates it came from a lab. There were statements from experts that this was a naturally occurring virus and not "manufactured". The original conspiracy theories were that the Chinese manufactured it but then it changed to it leaked out of a lab after the "manufactured" idea was debunked.
Again, back to the point of all this. It does seem that Trump "supporters" want this to have been a Chinese conspiracy or error and that this also will vindicate Trump's overall handling of the Virus in some way. I don't follow the logic with that. Regardless of the origin of the virus, isn't it painfully clear that (a) Trump has demonstrated zero understanding of all of this, and (b) Trump is far more concerned about optics related to reelection (or pandering to fringe elements of his base) then he is doing what is right?