The COVID Diaries – 158 9th September
President Donald Trump knew as early as February that coronavirus was a deadly threat, and was “more deadly than even your strenuous flus.”
But, despite this he repeatedly downplayed the virus as being no more dangerous than the flu.
The revelation is one of many in journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book, “Rage”, for which Trump granted Woodward a series of interviews.
“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said to Woodward in February. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”