Looks that way folks, and let’s start off with saying that this is no doubt a well timed hit job on Trump… But what did you expect from the fringe swamp creatures bent to get at the President in anyway possible? It’s just been reported that an audio with Trump has come out talking about the Virus. President Trump, like several presidents before him, sat down with journalist Bob Woodward to discuss his legacy and document his world-historic import. The first fruits of those 18 on-the-record interviews dropped Wednesday, in an excerpt of Woodward’s book published in The Washington Post, and the first big splash involved Trump acknowledging in early February that the new coronavirus is “deadly” and acknowledging a month later that he always “wanted to always play it down.”
Evidence that the president knew very early on that COVID-19 was a deadly airborne threat to America and deliberately played it down led to a lot of criticism of Trump, plus some finger-wagging at Woodward for keeping this tape under wrap for six months, but Fox News host Tucker Carlson found someone else to blame on his show Wednesday night: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Tucker Carlson blames Lindsey Graham for Trump’s Bob Woodward interview which I agree on. But Trump didn’t say anything I knew back in February before this interview was taped! Remember in late JANUARY When Trump closed down the flights? What do you think we podcasters were all talking about?
We knew this was deadly, and serious, and would be an issue… The President tried to down play it to avoid mass panic, and while doing his JOB as President by closing flights, making sure our people are looking into all areas we needed help in, and preparing for what’s coming. While he was off and doing these things Nasty Nancy and Hiding Biden plus Chucky Schummer were all calling the President a Xenophobe, and racist against the Chinese. This is no news once again blown up by people who want to mind fuck you to vote against Trump in the Nov 3rd, 2020 election.
Lindsey Graham, who is facing a re-election battle against a well-funded rival, is a vocal defender of Trump, for the most part. But Carlson said a source told him Graham persuaded Trump to sit down with Woodward and facilitated the interviews, and he suggested Graham did it on purpose to sink Trump’s MAGA agenda.
QUESTION: Did you get any sense that President Trump was downplaying the coronavirus.
“No, no, I didn’t. I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything.” – Dr. Anthony Fauci
“I don’t recall anything different in our discussions that we had with the president that he said things quite similar publicly, so you know, I didn’t read the book, I didn’t go over the text since it just came out,” Fauci said.
“But you know, in my discussions and discussions of other [White House coronavirus] task force members with the president, we were talking about the reality of what was going on, and then when we would get up in front of the press conferences, which were very, very common after our discussions with the president, he really didn’t say anything different than we discussed when we were with him,” Fauci continued. “I didn’t really see any discrepancies between what he told us and what we told him, and what he ultimately came out publicly and said.”
So did Fauci get the sense that Trump was downplaying the virus to the public? “No, no, I didn’t. I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything,” he said. Woodward also said the president told him in February that he believed the virus was “deadly” adding further fuel to the media’s outrage cycle for the day.
The White House is pushing back, as it should. “When you are facing insurmountable challenges, it is important to express confidence, it is important to express calm,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told breathless reporters Wednesday at the White House. “He makes clear that he doesn’t want to see chaos, by the way, which is the second part of the quote which you failed to read,” she continued, addressing a reporter who had read part of the quote.
“The president just days after having this discussion with Bob Woodward, said this from this podium, on March 30, he said, ‘I do want them to stay calm, we are doing a great job, if you look at the individual statements they are all true, stay calm, it will go away but it’s important to stay calm,’” the press secretary said. “So this president does what leaders do “good leaders” it’s stay calm and resolute at a time when you face an insurmountable challenge.”
That’s 100% correct, and it’s logical that that Trump would have told Woodward the virus was “deadly.” After all, that’s what he was being told by all of those faulty models and by his own experts, including, no doubt the good Doctor himself, Fauci.