‘This is criminal’: Widespread horror as recording emerges of Trump admitting to downplaying COVID-19
President Trump with eyes closed as he reflects on a statement about the success of the Farmers to Families Food Box feeding program. (Jeffery Edwards / Shutterstock.com)

Recently released recorded interviews of President Trump from early February shows him telling Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed coronavirus so it wouldn't cause a panic, even though he knew early on that the virus is "5-times deadlier than the flu."

Unsurprisingly, the revelations have Trump's critics on Twitter apoplectic.