In the past few days, Donald Trump has been revealed to have called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” both the Michael Cohen and Stephanie Wqilkoff-Wilson books were released, and he was caught on tape saying he chose to “downplay” the COVID-19 crisis. In other words, it hasn’t been a good week for the president.
On Wednesday night, Trump lashed out, but oddly left one report out of his attack.
Trump can’t call tapes of his interviews with Bob Woodward, interviews in which he expressed how deadly the coronavirus was before telling the American people that it was nothing to be concerned about and would just “disappear with the heat” in April, a “hoax” or a “witch hunt.” He’s on tape and his own words are what has caught him.
The president wants to believe that he can contain the outrage, but his petty attacks are falling very flat while the American public absorbs the fact that their president knew how much danger they and their loved ones were in and yet he lied to them about what was coming. Trump insists that he downplayed the virus because he didn’t want to “cause a panic,” but this is the same presidential candidate who’s warned voters of invading immigrant mobs and the end of the suburbs because poor people are coming. Not causing a panic doesn’t mean lying to the American people, it means keeping a calm, cool head while keeping the American public informed.
Twitter was in no mood for Trump’s distractions. Read some of their comments below: