Skip to comments.Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans
Posted on 09/09/2020 10:43:36 AM PDT by bitt
President Trumps head popped up during his top-secret intelligence briefing in the Oval Office on Jan. 28 when the discussion turned to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency, national security adviser Robert C. OBrien told Trump, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward. This is going to be the roughest thing you face.
Matthew Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser, agreed. He told the president that after reaching contacts in China, it was evident that the world faced a health emergency on par with the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide.
Ten days later, Trump called Woodward and revealed that he thought the situation was far more dire than what he had been saying publicly.
You just breathe the air and thats how its passed, Trump said in a Feb. 7 call. And so thats a very tricky one. Thats a very delicate one. Its also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.
This is deadly stuff, the president repeated for emphasis.
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Finally! A Trump hit I can believe and rely on to change my vote to Biden. (Not. Just had to type that to see what it would feel like. I can’t get the sarcastic smile off my face.)
Does the smoke from Cali fires make it impossible to smell the desperation in the air? I wonder.
Woodward is one of the most deceitful men born.
Nixon: for the good of the nation
Clinton: Didn’t do anything even close to Nixon
Trump: for the good of the nation
Trump implemented his CHINA TRAVEL BAN January 29th!!!!
He was still getting conflicting advice from your friend Dr. Fauci regarding the seriousness of the virus and the "mask"/"no-mask" recommendations.
It’s a no win situation. The left can and will say and do everything they want. They are at the point where they need to be destroyed before they eventually destroy us. The situation is vastly compounded by azzhole administration hires/advisement and POTUS Trump not taking a 10 second deep breath and think about what is about to be said as EVERYTHING he says will be used against him.
We are all sent by God. We are all not infallible. And not sure how grabbing by the pussy has any possible hidden, spectacular message. from God
Abortion of 3000 HEALTHY USA babies daily seems much more deadly to ne
why does DJT keep speaking with Woodward?
Hopefully, he sees a way to expose and trap him - otherwise there is no other explanation..
Fauci hadn’t even hit the scene yet. When he did come out and as late as Feb 29th, Fauci said....just keep doing what you’re doing...we’re watching it.
Which is why he banned travel from china... Everyone else was saying there was nothing to worry about except that the President’s actions were racist and xenophobic...
President Trump never misled America or the world for that matter about Covid-19...neither he nor most "experts" knew what was really going on. Woodward truly doesn't know the facts, but wants his readers to believe he did....who is misleading who here?
Nixon DID get a raw deal tell me what the hell the difference is in Obama, Biden weaponizing the FBI, CIA, and STATE to spy on the Trump campaign AND try to creat a coup!! Matter of fact what Nixon did was NOTHING compared to the Obama, Biden team!!! NOTHING at all!!!
All these books piling up trashing the President.
Can’t Cher and Alyssa Milano write the definitive political tomes and after that we won’t have to read so much?
Have David McCullough and Joseph J. Ellis write adulatory prefaces. Ellis is a putrid Never Trumper, by the way. Good books on the Founders, though.
“”Fauci doesn’t want people to worry about coronavirus, the danger of which is “just minuscule.” But he does want them to take precautions against the “influenza outbreak, which is having its second wave.”
“We have more kids dying of flu this year at this time than in the last decade or more,” he said. “At the same time people are worrying about going to a Chinese restaurant. The threat is (we have) a pretty bad influenza season, particularly dangerous for our children.”
Fauci offered advice for people who want to protect against the “real and present danger” of seasonal flu, which also would protect against the hypothetical danger of coronavirus.””
Trump’s conversation with Woodward 2/7! Either Trump was proven smarter than Fauci OR Fauci was LYING.
how do these commie/nazi/leftist liars even dream up such utter BULLSHeit!
its incredible just how SICKO in the head they are!
You only pop up for these type of stories theres a couple of you on here over the years but I guess you have a job to do
The mediaSNAKES need to be literally decapitated! Thats the only way to be sure! They are truly truly the enemy Of the people and very dangerous! Its not gonna go well for them if Trump loses! There will be a lot of people demanding their heads on a spike!
Funny-thats not what Trump says in his own words to a known enemy on tape. Pretty STUPID thing to do.
LOL...indeed. Their playbook is so worn.
How do they even find the same page, to all be on??
Notice how his critics never say what they would have done differently. “Experts” still don’t agree on how to contain or treat the virus.
Back in February some “experts” were guessing that the virus would go away when the weather warmed up. Some say masks work. Others say they do nothing or make things worse.
Remember how some experts were saying that the virus could could last for hours on a surface and be transmitted by simple surface contact? Well, now they are saying that this isn’t true.
Remember how NY and LA were clamoring for more hospital beds, so we sent the Navy hospital ships? They were never used.
Remember how states were clamoring “we need more ventilators?” So Trump invoked the Emergency Powers Act and forced manufacturers to produce them. Now we know ventilators make things worse.
Some states are saying that they will remain locked down until a vaccine is available. Remember how Trump reduced the bureaucracy so that we could fast-tract the production of a vaccine? Now Leftist politicians are saying that the vaccine can’t be trusted because it is being rushed to market.
Why would Trump give this douchebag 9 MINUTES let alone 9 HOURS?? Is that even true? How could he spare that time for this Democrat Kitty Kelley?
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