Here is The New York Times:
On Feb. 7, during a taped interview with Bob Woodward, President Trump acknowledged that the coronavirus could be transmitted through the air, that it was very dangerous and that it would be difficult to contain. “This is deadly stuff,” he told the investigative journalist.
“You just breathe the air, and that’s how it’s passed,” the president warned.
Despite his apparent understanding of the severity of the disease and its method of transmission, over the next month, in five cities around the country, Mr. Trump held large indoor rallies, which were attended by thousands of his supporters.
Mr. Trump spent weeks insisting in public that the coronavirus was no worse than a seasonal flu. It would “disappear” when the seasons changed, he promised in late February. “We’re doing a great job,” he said in early March.
Why lie to the American people? Why — as the administration accuses the Chinese government of doing — lie to the world about the severity of what was declared a pandemic only days later?
Read the rest here.
On February 7, Trump knew this was “deadly stuff” (much deadlier than the flu) and it could be spread through the air.
Here is Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 10, 2020. During this rally he knew about the “deadly” nature of COVID-19:
Here is Trump on February 19, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. During this rally he knew about the “deadly” nature of COVID-19:
Here is Trump in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 21, 2020. During this rally he knew about the “deadly” nature of COVID-19:
Here is Trump in North Charleston, South Carolina on February 28, 2020. During this rally he knew about the “deadly” nature of COVID-19:
Here is Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2, 2020. During this rally he knew about the “deadly” nature of COVID-19:
Bob Woodward may have taken down another President of the United States.
Who let Trump do eighteen interviews with arguably the best investigative journalist in American history? (I have heard rumors it was Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner). And these interviews are all on tape. Woodward has those tapes. Because many of these interviews were conducted in the White House private quarters on Trump’s private number, I am guessing that Trump’s staff do not even know what the president said.
Ultimately, it was Trump’s narcissism that did him in. He thought he could beat Woodward.