Trump admits playing down virus’s threat

Recording from journalist Bob Woodward reveals President Trump knew virus was deadly but didn't want to create 'panic.'


National News

September 10, 2020 - 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Try as he might to change the subject, President Donald Trump can’t escape the coronavirus.

In April, the president tried to shift the public’s focus to the economy. In July, to defending the country’s “heritage.” In September, to enforcing “law and order.” But all along the way, the death toll from the coronavirus continued to mount.

And now, Trump’s own words are redirecting attention to his handling of the pandemic when he can least afford it — less than two months before Election Day.

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