Trump himself asks why Woodward didn't immediately report the president's comments about playing down the coronavirus

  

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Via:  flynavy1  •  3 weeks ago  •  3 comments

By:    Victor Reklaitis 2 hrs ago (MSN)

Trump himself asks why Woodward didn't immediately report the president's comments about playing down the coronavirus
Famed journalist Bob Woodward himself is drawing considerable criticism for not reporting President Donald Trump's comments sooner — and Trump is seizing on the #BobWoodwardKnew issue.

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Trump himself asks why Woodward didn't immediately report the president's comments about playing down the coronavirusKEY WORDS © Getty Images Bob Woodward is getting flak for not reporting President Trump's COVID-19 comments sooner.

The reactions keep coming after excerpts from famed journalist Bob Woodward's new book said that President Donald Trump knew early on that the coronavirus was "deadly stuff" but wanted to "play it down."

Woodward himself has drawn considerable criticism for not reporting Trump's comments sooner — and the president has seized on the #BobWoodwardKnew issue.

Trump said the following in a tweet on Thursday morning:

'Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months. If he thought they were so bad or dangerous, why didn't he immediately report them in an effort to save lives? Didn't he have an obligation to do so? No, because he knew they were good and proper answers. Calm, no panic!' — President Donald Trump

Woodward, for his part, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he needed time to be sure that Trump's private comments from a half-year ago were accurate.

"He tells me this, and I'm thinking, 'Wow, that's interesting, but is it true?' Trump says things that don't check out, right?" Woodward said in an interview with the AP. Using a phrase from the Watergate era, the reporter and bestselling author added that his mission was to determine "What did he know and when did he know it?"

But Woodward's critics accused him of being mostly interested in sales of his new book, titled "Rage."

"Bob Woodward's nonfeasance in the face of this disaster should stand with Walter Duranty's covering for Stalin in the matter of the Ukrainian famine as eternal embarrassments to journalism and to simple humanity," wrote Charles P. Pierce in an Esquire column.

Pierce is among the commentators suggesting that Woodward's behavior has been as bad as Trump's, while many others have said Trump deserves more blame.


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FLYNAVY1
1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

Vintage Trump!  Blame the messenger, not the message.....

Trump still takes no responsibility for being in charge and his administration's crap-ass response that has now gotten 190,000 Americans killed..... ruined the economy, and put millions out of work.  

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Different day but still the same old BS from Trump.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

Been pretty quiet around here today from our Trump supporters......  Must be that most are still over at Fox or Breitbart trying to figure out their talking points to spin what came from Trumps lips... 

 
 
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