Clear. 54.5   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Trump dismisses voter questions on how he handled coronavirus

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. President Donald Trump gives pauses to answer a reporters' question about a whistleblower as he leaves the Oval Office after hosting the ceremonial swearing in of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia at the White House September 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Scalia was nominated by Trump to lead the Labor Department after Alex Acosta resigned under criticism over a plea deal he reached with Jeffrey Epstein. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump dismissed questions from Pennsylvania voters about his handling of coronavirus, insisting he did act strongly to fight the pandemic and again denied he downplayed the situation despite saying so on tape.

(CNN)President Donald Trump dismissed questions from Pennsylvania voters about his handling of coronavirus, insisting he did act strongly to fight the pandemic and again denied he downplayed the situation despite saying so on tape.

Last week, recordings of journalist Bob Woodward's conversations with Trump surfaced ahead of the release of Woodward's new book, "Rage. "

In the interviews with Woodward, Trump revealed that he knew more about the threat of the virus earlier than previously known.

As Trump made public appearances ensuring Americans that one day coronavirus would "just disappear," Trump was privately telling Woodward that the virus was deadlier than the flu.

And in mid-March, he told Woodward, "I wanted to always play it down. "

"I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic," he told Woodward at the time.

Following the release of recordings with Woodward, Trump said he was a cheerleader for the country and didn't want to create a panic responding to the comments he made to Woodward.

I don't want to create panic, as you say," Trump said earlier this month.

I put a ban on.

And we would have lost thousands of more people had I not put the ban on," Trump said.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions