While downplaying COVID. At Trump's latest in person and even indoor rallies, he always maintains distancing. The rally goers behind him were required to wear mask, but the crowd well distanced in front of him weren't required to do so.
Journalist Bob Woodward released another damning recording Monday night of an interview with Donald Trump that demonstrated how seriously the president viewed the coronavirus in private while he publicly pushed to reopen businesses.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and reporter shared the audio interview excerpt during an appearance on “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert. Woodward conducted 18 taped interviews with the president for his forthcoming book, “Rage.”
In the April 13 recording, Trump told Woodward that the coronavirus is “so easily transmissible, you wouldn’t believe it,” and he shared an anecdote about his effort to avoid infection after he was in the same room with a person who sneezed.
“I was in the White House a couple of days ago, meeting with 10 people in the Oval Office, and a guy sneezed ? innocently, not a horrible, you know just a sneeze. The entire room bailed out, OK? Including me, by the way.”