Trump said he knew virus was deadly but still played down crisis

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Sep 10, 2020 | News | Politics | International
Trump said he knew virus was deadly but still played down crisis

US President Donald Trump acknowledged to a journalist early in the coronavirus pandemic that he played down the danger of the health crisis despite having evidence to the contrary, according to a new book.

"I wanted to always play it down," Trump told author Bob Woodward on March 19, days after he declared a national emergency. "I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."

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