As President Donald Trump finds himself the target of an all-out media assault over allegations he downplayed the threat posed by the coronavirus, it’s worth remembering that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was on record with other Democrats who seriously minimized the contagion.
Trump spoke with Bob Woodward, a fossil of a reporter from the Watergate era, in a series of interviews spanning over a period of months ending in July, and allegedly downplayed the virus before it became a full-fledged pandemic, if you believe the claims in Woodward’s new book.
Trump reportedly told Woodward that the virus was airborne and highly contagious, according to CNN, and was quoted by Woodward as saying it was “more deadly than even your strenuous flus.”
The book’s portrayal of the conversations with Trump actually destroys the media’s narrative that an ineffectual Trump blindly pushed optimism in February and March.
It also portrays Trump as quite bold and transparent, as Woodward is a