President Donald Trump was just ambushed and the White House is shocked.
Peddling the false narrative that Trump lied to the American people about the COVID-19 virus, his political opponents have attacked him on two fronts: Releasing audio from Trump’s conversation with journalist Bob Woodward and Joe Biden publicly running with it.
“To be honest with you, I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said about six months ago during an interview for Woodward’s new book, Rage. The actual context of Trump’s comments is far less controversial than advertised, however.
Trump recognized the virus was “deadly, but also said, “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.” The media and Joe Biden are now misrepresenting what he meant in order to make him look like he has been deceiving people.
It is a good thing for a president to avoid creating mass panic. Anyone who wanted him to come out with his hands waiving doesn’t understand the importance of stable leadership. Furthermore, he has acted within his constitutional power to slow the virus’ spread.
Conservative reporter Benny Johnson also asked an important question: “So if Bob Woodward supposedly knew this when he did, why did he keep this info to himself in order to sell a book rather than report it to the American people?”
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