John Bolton Says Woodward Interview Could Be Point Where Trump Campaign Ends

John Bolton Says Woodward Interview Could Be Point Where Trump Campaign Ends

"I did the best I could", he said, in an interview to AP.

"Go ahead", Trump reportedly told Woodward when anxious White House staffers tried to cut the interview short.

If the USA were to relax mask mandates, social distancing, and other pandemic restrictions, as Trump seems to be promoting, a model from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that more than 410,000 people in the us could die from COVID-19 by the end of 2020.

"That was the demarcation line for me", he said.

Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, spoke Friday with CNBC and was asked to comment on those who feel that lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 were "too stringent". "I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic".

Despite knowing about the threat back in January, Trump diminished the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, pushed states to reopen quickly, and has packed campaign events while flouting local social distancing guidelines.

On Feb. 28, Trump referred to coronavirus as Democrats' "new hoax".

He added that when the crisis began, the issue was seen more as political than public health.

One hour later, Trump again tweeted the baseless conspiracy theory that Democrats will allow suburbs to be overrun by "anarchists" and "protesters".

In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward.

Yeah, how dare you not tell everyone I was lying sooner, you monster! As a pandemic raged and Trump continued to mislead the public about its dangers, Woodward continued reporting.

On July 21, during Trump's final interview with Woodward, he vented that "the virus has nothing to do with me".

"I told him it was for the book", he said, but as far as promising not to publish in real time, or signing such an agreement, "I don't do that".

Woodward told Sullivan he did not know where Trump acquired his information and "the biggest problem I had, which is always a problem with Trump, is I didn't know if it was true". "You simply can't reconcile that with the qualities, the character you need in a president of the United States", said Bolton.

This raises the question whether Woodward and the corporate media is holding the powerful accountable, or seeking ratings and profits at any cost.

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