Trump audio shows he knew about COVID’s severity even as he misled public

On February 7 this year, President Donald Trump admitted in an
interview with journalist Bob Woodward that the coronavirus was far
more deadly than the flu even as Trump continued misleading the
public about the pandemic’s severity.�In another interview on March
19, Trump told Woodward that he was intentionally downplaying the
virus’s severity. “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump
said.

Woodward’s new book,
Rage
, is scheduled for release next week, but excerpts of the
book along with recordings of Trump’s interviews with Woodward
became public today.
This CNN article
contains several audio clips from the
interviews.

The audio excerpts came from 18 interviews between December 5,
2019 and July 21, 2020 that “were recorded by Woodward with Trump’s
permission,” CNN wrote. In the February 7 interview, Trump noted
that the flu kills 25,000 or 30,000 people a year in the US. “This
is more deadly,” Trump then told Woodward, referring to the
coronavirus. (So far, about 190,000 Americans have died from
COVID-19.)

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Trump audio shows he knew about COVID’s severity even as he
misled public