In Bob Woodward’s new book, Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus

Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans

In Bob Woodward’s new book titled, Rage, he reveals that Trump knew how devastating COVID-19 would be while at the same time, Trump downplayed the virus to the American public and compared it to the flu.

“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said in a Feb. 7 call. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”

“This is deadly stuff,” the president repeated for emphasis.

At that time, Trump was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than a seasonal flu, predicting it would soon disappear, and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control. It would be several weeks before he would publicly acknowledge that the virus was no ordinary flu and that it could be transmitted through the air.

Trump admitted to Woodward on March 19 that he deliberately minimized the danger. “I wanted to always play it down,” the president said.

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Trump also rages on about President Obama, race relations, and all of his other, daily bullshit.

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