Trump Admits on Audio From February To ‘Playing Down’ COVID-19, Admitting It Was ‘Airborne’ and ‘Deadlier Than Flu,’ as Told by Woodward’s New Book ‘Rage’

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President Donald Trump admitted he knew that the coronavirus was dangerous, airborne, and highly contagious, according to Bob Woodward’s’ new book Rage.

Trump supposedly knew how deadly COVID-19 would be for the United States, yet still played it down and acted like it wasn’t a real threat. NPR reports that according to Rage, Trump told Woodward back in February that, “This is deadly stuff.” Trump continued, “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”

Trump had an insight into the detail of the coronavirus before the public. He knew the virus would spread and cause death to many Americans and people around the world. Despite this intel, Trump persisted that the coronavirus would disappear, and everything would work out fine.

It’s unclear what the outcome would be if Trump would have come forth with the truth, instead of turning his back to the public and keeping them in the dark about this information. The public might have taken the situation more seriously, which could’ve resulted in the protection and safety of the people.

Trump claims he didn’t want to create a panic, but you have to ask yourself: Was risking the lives of the American people worth it?

As the President, many American’s look to him as an example of how we should act. If Trump had issued a mandatory lockdown for people to stay inside their homes, required people to wear masks, social distance in public, and wash their hands when he first became aware of the seriousness of the situation, then maybe America would have decreased the number of people who contracted the virus.

America continues to fall behind the recovery rates of other countries, but a large portion of this could have been prevented if Trump was honest with Americans.