Trump agrees he lied about the severity of the coronavirus so as not to create panic

Trump agrees he lied about the severity of the coronavirus so as not to create panic After the revelations of a book, the president had n...

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  • Trump agrees he lied about the severity of the coronavirus so as not to create panic
  • After the revelations of a book, the president had no choice but to accept
  • “I do not want people to be scared,” justified the president

Trump lied coronavirus. After the strong revelations of a book that came to light this Wednesday, at President Donald Trump had no choice but to accept that he lied about the severity of the coronavirus, so as not to generate panic among Americans.

And this happens right on the day the president was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021, just weeks after helping to negotiate peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

President Trump said he was trying to contain “panic” and avoid “hysteria” in the markets when earlier this year he downplayed the severity of the crisis. COVID-19, as revealed in the new book by journalist Bob Woodward, as reported by the Efe news agency.

“I am an entertainer from this country. I love our country. I don’t want people to be scared. I don’t want to create panic. I do not want to drive this country into hysteria, “Trump said in statements to reporters at the White House.

Asked if he deliberately misled Americans about the danger posed by the pandemic, the president replied: “In order to reduce panic, perhaps it was.”

This is how Trump reacted to the revelation published this Wednesday by The Washington Post, and included in a book that Woodward will publish next week.

The revelation speaks of the president knowing in February that COVID-19 was an especially “deadly” disease, but he intentionally downplayed its severity in public.

“We don’t want to jump up and start yelling that we have a tremendous problem, scare everyone (…). We did not want to cause prices to rise to a prohibitive level, so in that sense I agree (that I minimized things), “said Trump.

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A journalist asked him why, if he was aware since the beginning of February that the pandemic was going to wreak great havoc in the country, did he wait until March to mobilize the most powerful tools of the federal government.

“Well, we didn’t really think that this was going to get to the point where it got, all of a sudden everyone was infected,” said Trump, who defended that his government has done “an incredible job, no matter how you look at it,” against the new coronavirus.

According to the advance of Woodward’s book, titled “Rage” (“Anger”) and which will go on sale on September 15, Trump told the veteran journalist on February 7 that COVID-19 was “more deadly than even the most difficult flu ”, while in public he insisted on comparing it with that seasonal disease.

“I’ve always wanted to downplay it, I still like to downplay it, because I don’t believe in creating panic,” Trump admitted to Woodward during another phone conversation on March 19, according to a recording of the interview published by the Post.

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The revelation drew strong condemnation from Trump’s rival in the November election, Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who accused the president of “lying to the American people.”

“(Trump) knew it and he purposely downplayed it,” Biden denounced during a rally in the key state of Michigan.

The United States is the country in the world with the most cases and deaths from COVID-19, with more than 6.3 million infections and almost 190,000 deaths from the disease, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

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Trump Accepts He Lied About Coronavirus

For its part, The Associated Press news agency reported that President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat, despite telling the nation that the virus was no worse than regular influenza and insisting that the The government had the situation completely under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

“You just breathe the air and that’s how it transmits,” Trump said Feb. 7 in a phone conversation with Woodward. “And it is very complicated. Very delicate. And it is also more lethal than a strong influenza ”.

“It is something lethal”, repeated the president, to emphasize.

Trump told Woodward on March 19 that he deliberately downplayed the danger. “I always wanted to downplay it,” said the president.

The Washington Post, where Woodward is an associate editor, published excerpts from the book, “Rage,” on Wednesday, as did CNN.

The book also covers race relations, diplomacy with North Korea, and a host of other issues that have come up in the past two years.

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The book is based on 18 interviews Woodward conducted with President Donald Trump between December and July.

“Trump never seemed willing to fully mobilize the federal government and he continually seemed to pass the problems on to the states,” Woodward writes.

“There was no real theory of case management or how to organize a massive effort to deal with one of the most complex emergencies the United States has ever faced.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president’s words to the public were aimed at expressing confidence and calm at a time of insurmountable challenges.

“The president has never lied to the American public about COVID. The president was expressing calm and his actions reflect that, ”McEnany said.

Hours later, President Trump himself accepted that he lied so as not to create panic among the people.

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