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.
#Breaking: U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpass 190,000.
With more than 6.3 million confirmed cases, the U.S. leads the world in both the highest number of cases and deaths. pic.twitter.com/JdKZmM5fCx
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) September 9, 2020
WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany maintained that Trump “has never lied to the American public on Covid” and “never downplayed the virus” after the release of the interview excerpts — despite Trump’s acknowledgment to Woodward that he did just that https://t.co/6vr0wkAhCl pic.twitter.com/nsIDB44sao
— POLITICO (@politico) September 9, 2020
Biden on Trump's admission to Bob Woodward that he downplayed COVID-19: "He failed to do his job — on purpose. It was a life-and-death betrayal of the American people…It's beyond despicable. It's a dereliction of duty" https://t.co/zpVhxPGPjx pic.twitter.com/k4OSbQI1vB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 9, 2020