The Heat: Trump criticized for COVID-19 response

The Heat

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 09: U.S. President Donald Trump reveals his list of potential Supreme Court nominees in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on September 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump also fielded questions about the coronavirus and Bob Woodward’s new book about him. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Another grim milestone is at hand for the United States as it crosses 190,000 coronavirus deaths. President Trump has been criticized for not doing enough, but the White House is pushing back, saying the administration has done everything to protect the American people. Now Trump’s response to the coronavirus is again being called into question, with the release of audiotapes of interviews he did with renowned journalist Bob Woodward for his latest book, “Rage.” Obtained by CNN and other news outlets, President Trump goes on the record back in early February describing the virus as highly contagious and deadly.

Joining the panel:

  • Dr. William Haseltine is Chair and President of ACCESS Health International.
  • Dr. Stanley Perlman is a Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pediatrics at the University of Iowa.
  • John Tamny is Editor of Real Clear Markets.
  • Joseph Williams is a Senior News Editor at U.S. News & World Report. 

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