Trump recorded saying, 'I wanted to always play down the virus'
Donald Trump talked in private about the deadly corona virus last February even as he was declaring to America, it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control according to recordings for new book by journalist Bob. Woodward he's public rhetoric trump told would in march was part of a strategy to deliberately minimize the danger I wanted to always play it down the president said I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic. Trump according to the book acknowledged being alarmed by the virus even as he was telling the nation that it would swiftly disappear coming less than eight weeks before election day the revelations in the book accompanied by recordings would would made his interviews with trump provide an unwelcome return of public attention to the president's failed handling of the pandemic the so far killed one hundred, nineteen, thousand, Americans. is currently pushing hard for a resumption of normal activity and trying to project strength and control to bolster his political position in his campaign against Joe Biden. Biden. Said yesterday the book shows trump lights to the American people he knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months speaking Wednesday at the White House trump acknowledged he downplayed the virus insisting he was trying to buck up the nation. Yet public comments suggested, he was steering people to ignore the reality of the coming storm. Woods Account Details Dia warnings from top trump national security officials to the president in late January. The virus that causes covid nineteen could be as bad as the devastating influenza pandemic of nineteen eighteen on February twenty fifth just weeks before much of the country was forced to shut down because of the pandemic trump declared the virus very well under control in our country trump aides and allies said at the time he was aiming to prop up the economy with his Rosie tecoma virus throughout February even as he's administration took few concrete steps to prepare for the coming pandemic.