CNN anchor Jake Tapper clashed with Peter Navarro during a contentious exchange on Sunday about President Trump’s private comments about the severity of the coronavirus to journalist Bob Woodward, which were caught on tape.
When asked to explain why Trump told Woodward in early February that the coronavirus was more fatal than the seasonal flu but then told the public that the flu was more serious than COVID-19 in March, Navarro dove into a lengthy play-by-play description about the president’s response to the health crisis, prompting the State of the Union host to cut in.
“I’m not giving you 10 minutes to do this,” Tapper said. “I’m specifically talking about what President Trump was saying to the public in February and March.”
Navarro accused Tapper of “constantly interrupting” and not letting him answer the question. He continued to explain that he believed that Trump was “in the fog of war” because so little was known about the