Trump did a mini presser today and tried to blame China, Woodward, and Pelosi on the infections and death’s for the first few month’s….
This is Donald Trump…….
‘What I did and is doing and ‘Fuck Everyone else….’
190,000 people have died and over a SIX million have been infected….
Both the White House and Trump’s campaign are attempting to change the narrative after excerpts and audio recordings of Trump’s interviews with Woodward showed him admitting to publicly downplaying the threat from the virus despite knowing the danger it posed.
For a second consecutive day, Trump on Thursday called a previously unscheduled news conference, where his comments to Woodward took center stage as reporters pressed the president about whether he misled the American public during crucial stages of the pandemic.
Trump was insistent that his previous remarks stemmed from a desire to avoid national panic, and he argued that his approach to confronting the virus has been a success.
He claimed Thursday that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would seek a “blanket lockdown” of the country if he became president, and criticized the former vice president’s approach to the swine flu when he served under President Obama.
“When Joe Biden was vice president, his failed approach to the swine flu was disastrous,” Trump said. “And now he’s telling us how to manage? He can’t manage himself.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 12,469 people in the U.S. died of swine flu in 2009. By comparison, the first flu season of Trump’s presidency led to about 61,000 deaths, according to the CDC.
Trump also lashed out at ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl when asked why he lied to the American public about the coronavirus, disputing the premise of the question and calling it a “disgrace.”
“I didn’t lie. I said we have to be calm. We can’t be panicked,” Trump replied.
“I’m not going to jump up and down screaming, ‘death, death,’ because that’s not what it’s all about,” Trump continued, asserting that the United States has possibly “done the best job” in confronting the virus because of his efforts to secure ventilators and a viable vaccine.
Trump’s attempt to subdue the uproar over his comments to Woodward comes less than eight weeks before the election, when many voters will cast ballots based on his administration’s handling of the pandemic.
Trump’s decision to participate in a series of interviews with Woodward that spanned several months has created headaches for the White House, with aides and allies perplexed by why he spoke extensively with the veteran journalist….
Republican lawmakers in Congress have gone silent on this….
Republican senators facing tough reelection races this fall steered clear of criticizing President Donald Trump after his stunning admission that he downplayed the severity of the crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus, dodging questions regarding his remarks or defending his overall response to the pandemic.