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.
This isn't trump maybe or maybe not insulting some people. This is Trump admitting out loud and on tape that he kne… https://t.co/aFkBbQXgPf— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman) 1599670979.0
"I wanted to always play it down" is why so many Americans have needlessly died. https://t.co/GwnxD6CA96— Topher Spiro (@Topher Spiro) 1599670679.0
Trump is more than incompetent. He knew what he was telling the American people about COVID-19 was a lie. He did it… https://t.co/kzNuBCdC4C— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1599668967.0
How is this not one of the greatest scandals in US history? https://t.co/BjciQDiq2n— Justin Hendrix (@Justin Hendrix) 1599670387.0
This is very, very serious & damning. Cause for Trump's resignation. He knew the coronavirus was deadly and transmi… https://t.co/VFFpmz2hxw— Eva Golinger (@Eva Golinger) 1599670779.0
Trump, that vile sack of garbage, an incompetent, moronic, soft brained idiot, ON TAPE in MARCH admitting to him "p… https://t.co/9oDWvvBEl8— Ken Reid (@Ken Reid) 1599670161.0
This is criminal. Trump tells Bob Woodward -- ON TAPE -- that he publicly downplayed the coronavirus pandemic ON P… https://t.co/rD9U7vobDH— Ali A. Rizvi (@Ali A. Rizvi) 1599669238.0
For Trump, he would rather have us think that he was purposefully promoting deaths to COVID-19 than that he was wro… https://t.co/WF5bP0vN2q— Juliette Kayyem (@Juliette Kayyem) 1599670147.0
JANUARY 28th: “This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency. This is going to be t… https://t.co/nncmtZapLF— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough) 1599669830.0
The extent to which he lied, lied, lied and lied to the American people -- who he is duty-bound to protect -- about… https://t.co/Qe2XJz3xat— Hussein Ibish (@Hussein Ibish) 1599670997.0
Forget being impeached again. Forget not being re-elected. This selfish self-serving dangerous MONSTER needs to be… https://t.co/9gHYyajxfn— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy) 1599670891.0