September 9, 2020

Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump admits he tried to minimize the lethal threat of the coronavirus at the outset of the pandemic in audio recordings released Wednesday from interviews with veteran US journalist Bob Woodward.”I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said in an interview with Woodward on March 19, according to a CNN preview of the book “Rage,” due to be published September 15.”I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” he said in the conversation with Woodward, which was recorded.By contrast, in earlier interviews with Woodward, he made clear h…


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