📍TRUMP KNEW COVID WAS DEADLY—“I wanted to always play it down,” Trump acknowledged to the journalist Bob Woodward that he had knowingly played down the coronavirus earlier this year: “This is deadly stuff”.

The date he said this? February 7th! #COVID19 https://nyti.ms/3m5ICsZ?referringSource=articleShare
2) “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”
That was a vastly different story than Mr. Trump was telling the public.
3) ““I wanted to always play it down,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Woodward on March 19. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”
4) The national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, warned the president on Jan. 28 that the coronavirus represented the “biggest national security threat” of his presidency
5) former defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, is quoted calling Mr. Trump “dangerous” & “unfit.” He said he discussed with the former director of the office of national intelligence, Dan Coats, whether there should be “collective action” to speak out publicly against Mr. Trump.
6) And Mr. Woodward includes an anecdote about Mr. Trump being heard in a meeting saying, “My fucking generals are a bunch of pussies” who care more about alliances than trade deals.
7) Clarification: “This is deadly stuff” was said in Feb 7th.

But “I always wanted to play it down” was said March 19th.
8) Worse—Trump also lied about the flu vs Covid. He knew COVID was worse. And he knew it was airborne.
9) I knew in January, but nobody wanted to listen. Our leaders have blood on their hands. We have to go forward from here. #COVID19
10) Here is the quote that he knew it’s not just old people affected...
11) He knew it was young people too. This is opposite what Scott Atlas keeps saying that children aren’t at risk.
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