President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, repeatedly told
the president that the media was exaggerating the threat posed by the
coronavirus, The New York Times reported Monday. In the early weeks of the outbreak Trump attempted to downplay the
severity of the illness, comparing it to the common flu, describing it
as a "hoax" concocted by Democrats at a campaign rally in February, and assuring Americans that the outbreak would "disappear."
Publisher: Business Insider | Author: Tom Porter