Updated at 7:54 p.m. ET
If China was responsible for the coronavirus outbreak, the country should face consequences, President Trump said at Saturday's White House briefing.
"If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake," Trump said in response to a reporter's question. "But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, I mean, then sure there should be consequences."
Trump has offered no evidence that the Chinese were responsible for the pandemic, but did say that a U.S. investigation into the outbreak is ongoing.