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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Journalist Bob Woodward has released tapes of his interviews with President Trump for a new book, including audio of Trump acknowledging he purposely downplayed the risks of the coronavirus.


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Portions of the audio were played by CNN and MSNBC and released on The Washington Post website, where Woodward is an associate editor.

"Well I think, Bob, really to be honest with you..." Trump says in one audio clip of a March 19 interview posted by CNN.

"Sure, I want you to be," Woodward replies.

"I wanted to " I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic," Trump says. In another interview, in February, Trump called the virus more deadly even than a bad flu, a sharp contrast to his public remarks at the time downplaying the risks from the virus.

"It's also more deadly than your " you know, your, even your strenuous flus," Trump said on Feb. 7.


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