Legendary journalist Bob Woodward has a new book — called “Rage” — that details how Trump responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
- “This is deadly stuff,” Trump said, according to the book, CNN reports.
- Trump said the president is meant “to keep our country safe.”
- “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”
- “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”
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According to The New York Times, Trump originally said in public that the coronavirus could disappear. He said the virus would disappear by April “when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”