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Trump Tells Woodward He Deliberately Downplayed Coronavirus Threat

NPR Thursday, 10 September 2020
A new book by Bob Woodward reveals that President Trump thought the threat posed by the coronavirus was much worse than what he revealed publicly. Woodward's book Rage is due out next week.
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During a news conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump defended the comments he made to author Bob Woodward on March 19 about the coronavirus telling him "I wanted to always play it down."

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