White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended President Trump’s early response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it didn’t slow down the administration’s response to the outbreak.
“We did the best we could, and I think it’s really quite effective. I think the president led wisely, I think the vice president led wisely,” he said.
The interview came just after journalist Bob Woodward released excerpts of his new book “Rage,” detailing revelations that Mr. Trump was aware of the dangers of the coronavirus in February, even as he publicly downplayed them.
Mr. Kudlow backed the president, insisting that although Mr. Trump wanted to play it down in public, the White House task force was working hard to get a national response up and running.
“As a member of the coronavirus task force — Vice President [Mike]