In the identical chunk, Trump argued that “all people knew it was airborne” in early February, on the time of his interview with Woodward. Everyone didn’t know, however based on Trump, they need to have as a result of … anticipate it … China advised them.
“China stated it was airborne sooner than the statements I made,” Trump admitted, whereas concurrently arguing that the loss of life and destruction brought on by the virus was all China’s fault.
Wow, right here I believed China was accountable however come to seek out out China was really much more trustworthy and forthcoming than Trump. Revelatory.
Trump additionally defined why he didn’t inform Individuals the reality concerning the deadly nature of the pandemic. “There must be a calmness—you don’t need me leaping up and down, screaming there’s going to be nice loss of life … and actually inflicting some very very critical issues for the nation.”
Okay, I take that to imply 190,000 deaths and counting isn’t a “very very major problem” in Trump’s view.