New book says Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump admitted that he tried to minimize the lethal threat of the coronavirus early on in the pandemic, according to excerpts reported Wednesday from a new book by veteran US journalist Bob Woodward.”I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said in an interview with Woodward on March 19, according to a CNN preview of the book “Rage,” due to be published September 15.”I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” he said in the conversation with Woodward, which was recorded.By contrast, in earlier interviews with Woodward, he made clea…

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