Woodward 的新书Rage:'Play it down': Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus

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Conversation between Trump and Woodward

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Trump wanted to play down the pandemic because he didn't "want to create a panic," according to new audio

President Trump told journalist Bob Woodward that he wanted to play down the coronavirus pandemic because he didn't want to "create a panic," according to an audio recording from Woodward's interviews.

CNN has obtained the recordings of Woodward's interviews with Trump for his new book "Rage." According to the book, Trump also knew in early February coronavirus was dangerous, highly contagious, airborne and "deadly."

Here's part of a recording from March 19:

Trump: Now it’s turning out it’s not just old people, Bob. Just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It’s not just old- older.

Woodward: Yeah, exactly.

Trump: Young people too, plenty of young people.

Woodward: So, give me-

Trump: So what’s going on-

Woodward: -a moment of talking to somebody, going through this with Fauci or somebody who kind of, it caused a pivot in your mind. Because it’s clear, just from what’s on the public record that you went through a pivot on this to, ‘oh my god, the gravity is
almost inexplicable and unexplainable.’


Trump: Well I think, Bob, really, to be honest with you-

Woodward: Sure, I want you to be.

Trump: I wanted to- I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.

Trump told Woodward Covid-19 could be 5 times more deadly than the flu. 20 days later he said "we don't know."

President Donald Trump attends a meeting in the Oval Office on September 4 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump attends a meeting in the Oval Office on September 4 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images

According to audio Bob Woodward's interviews with President Trump for his new book "Rage," the President on Feb. 7 said coronavirus could be "more deadly" than strenuous flus.
"It goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don’t have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so, that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than your – you know, your, even your strenuous flus. You know, people don’t realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here. Who would ever think that, right?" Trumps said according to the audio.
Trump went on to say that coronavirus was maybe five times "more deadly" than the flu.

"This is more deadly. This is five per- you know, this is five percent versus one percent and less than one percent. You know? So, this is deadly stuff," Trump said, according to the audio.

But 20 days later, while speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said "we don't know exactly" what the fatality rate of coronavirus is.

"The flu has a fatality ratio of about 1% This has a fatality ratio of somewhere between 2 and 3%" CNN's Sanjay Gupta said at the Feb. 27 briefing.

"We think, we don't know exactly," Trump said "The flu is much higher than that."

Trump called coronavirus "deadly stuff" in early February, according to audio recording from Bob Woodward

CNN has obtained audio recordings from some of Bob Woodward's interviews with President Trump for his new book "Rage."

According to the book, Trump knew in early February coronavirus was dangerous, highly contagious, airborne and "deadly."

Here's an exchange between Woodward and Trump on Feb. 7:

Woodward
: And so, what was President Xi saying yesterday?

Trump: Oh, we were talking mostly about the virus. And I think he’s going to have it in good shape, but you know, it’s a very tricky situation. It’s –

Woodward: Indeed.

Trump: It goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don’t have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so, that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than your – you know, your, even your strenuous flus. You know, people don’t realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here. Who would ever think that, right?

Woodward: I know. It’s much forgotten.

Trump: Pretty amazing. And then I say, well, is that the same thing-

Woodward: What are you able to
do for-


Trump: This is more deadly. This is five per- you know, this is five percent versus one percent and less than one percent. You know? So, this is deadly stuff.
 
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在总统的允许下,采访全被录音了。这回不能说fake news了。
 

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这还不简单,他可以说当时被告知那个情况,20天后的发言是基于后来被告知的信息
 

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现在总统承认他为了不想引起panic, play down. 没说根据新消息。
 

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最上面那个录音我听了,根本说的不是那事
 

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他有很多录音
 

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现在总统承认他为了不想引起panic, play down. 没说根据新消息。
Play down?他是那种人吗?

他现在天天讲话都是挑起左派右派之间的斗争,他才不在乎人民panic呢。。。
 

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这个老牌记者不简单,当年和另一个人一起报道了尼克松的录音事件,引出了水门事件,最后总统辞职。。。


Trump总统不服,总想用自己的个人魅力征服Woodward,他那头脑还差点儿。
 

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这个老牌记者不简单,当年和另一个人一起报道了尼克松的录音事件,引出了水门事件,最后总统辞职。。。


Trump总统不服,总想用自己的个人魅力征服Woodward,他那头脑还差点儿。
是民主党那波的吧?
 

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据说小金告诉了trump总统他杀他叔叔的细节。。。
 

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