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    Trump “playing down” coronavirus to “avoid panic” is deja vu all over again

    Trump “playing down” coronavirus to “avoid panic” is deja vu all over again

    We did this back in March: “The statements I made are: I want to keep the country calm. I don’t want to panic in the country. I could cause panic much better than even you.” The Bob Woodward bombshell is not a bombshell, but why is Trump even talking to reporters who are out to get him?
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    I was WRONG. Very wrong. I have have been writing that we should be expecting a 3-4 day crisis news cycle, where anti-Trump bombshells would be rolled out by the media every 3-4 days, and as one died down, another would be rolled out. That was the pattern for the Russia collusion claims, and appeared to be the pattern since the conventions this summer.

    It appears that my predicted 3-4 day crisis news cycle is now a 3-4 hour crisis news cycle. They are being rolled out so quickly it’s hard to keep track.

    Just in the last 24 hours we’ve had a rollout of Michael Cohen’s book allegations, Adam Schiff disclosing a new whistleblower complaint, and Peter Strzok claiming Trump is compromised by Russia.

    But wait, within these 24 hours, there’s also Bob Woodward’s revelation that Trump said, on tape, that he downplayed the coronavirus threat so as not to panic the nation.

    When I heard that, my first reaction was, umm, haven’t we done this already? I had a vague memory of this very same point being a dust up months ago, that Trump was trying to calm the country rather than panic people.

    About that, I was RIGHT. Mollie Hemingway posted the video from March 30, 2020:

    Anthony Fauci, or St. Fauci as he normally is known to Democrats, was questioned about the Woodward reporting, and denied that Trump ever distorted information:

    Does this give ammunition to Democrats? Sure. But there’s nothing to it in fact, Trump was far ahead of Democrats and the media in warning about the virus, and followed the advice of St. Fauci :

    It was Democrats and the media who were telling people to go to crowded festivals and parades and to ignore the warnings.

    The unanswerable question is why Trump would spend so much time talking to Bob Woodward, or any of the other reporters whose goal is to damage him. It’s his personality, but it’s frustrating.


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    2nd Ammendment Mother | September 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    The bigger question is if this was such an earth shattering statement made in the spring, why did Woodward not go immediately to the Press. We all know Schiff would have used any excuse to start another impeachment hearing – and considering the honesty of the witnesses in the Ukraine hearing – he might have gotten some traction.

    Might have…..

    President @realDonaldTrump dunking on Bob Woodward over dopey question about whether he feels he has “white privilege.”

    Trump: “No. You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn’t you? Just listen to you. Wow. No, I don’t feel that at all.”

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