Trump acknowledges he intentionally downplayed deadly coronavirus, says effort was to reduce panic

President Trump acknowledged Wednesday that he intentionally played down the deadly nature of the rapidly spreading coronavirus
last winter as an attempt to avoid a “frenzy,” part of an escalating
damage-control effort by his top advisers to contain the fallout from a
forthcoming book by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Josh Dawsey

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covid-19 and governance
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-09-10 (Modified: 2020-09-10)

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