Trump on downplaying COVID-19: ‘I don't want people to be frightened’

President Donald Trump, in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward, admitted to deliberately minimizing the seriousness of the novel coronavirus to the public, according to reports on Wednesday.


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People in other countries didn't panic when they were told the truth.
Dustin F
Dustin F:
Trump's entire presidency has felt like being tied to a chair, watching a toddler play with a loaded pistol.
He didn’t close the country, he left it up to each State...what a liar!
Cynthia Brannen
Cynthia Brannen:
He knew. He lied to us. He has failed us. He has intentionally murders thousands and thousands of Americans.
ExPFC Wintergreen v2.0
ExPFC Wintergreen v2.0:
It’s OK to yell fire in a crowded theatre
When there is a fire
Eazy Street
Eazy Street:
Trump doesn't want people to be frighten except if your white or live in the suburbs then LOOK OUT BLACK PEOPLE ARE COMING!
Now he’s qouting Dr. Facci?? Seriously after all the crap he talked about him??
Queen Love
Queen Love:
Not only did he downplay the virus, he went out of his way to promote propaganda, refuse to wear a mask and try to silence scientists! He needs to resign!!
you scare me
you scare me:
Trump: Admits that the virus is not a hoax and more deadly than the flu.
Trumpers: *crickets*
OMG can he EVER talk without bragging about himself???
Wait a minute. So he knew how serious it was but did stuff like had political rallies and tweeted "LIBERATE" three states? Just when you think this guy can't surprise you any more, he does!
nallib benson
nallib benson:
I use to think that George W Bush didn't have the intelligence to be the president of this Country; was I wrong.
A P:
He needs to go...please make him go
Omari Anderson
Omari Anderson:
Lost me at "I'm a cheerleader.."
He didn't want the stock market to crash is all. But meanwhile politicians were dumping their stocks while telling us everything was fine. "I take no responsibility at all."
carl perkins
carl perkins:
Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall:
Say it Loud : Trump Lied While Americans Died☠️!!
David Tam
David Tam:
Pinocchio would be horrified with the amount of lies.
A P:
we are not panicking we are dying. he was told in NOVEMBER!!! Anyone remember Easter
Sou Say
Sou Say:
He’s doing a great acting job. !
It beggars belief that he lies, the vast majority of the world knows that he does and yet some folks still buy into his BS!
Finn Bell
Finn Bell:
"It's a democrat hoax "
allen robinson
allen robinson:
The people need to know the truth always.
Michael Kasal
Michael Kasal:
PANIC? PANIC? I lost my mother to covid 19, lost my job, and now I've lost my unemployment. I'm not panicking, I'm PISSED! I can handle my life, but I don't need this LOSER president telling me not to panic. My mother 84 years old was still working in March at the airport. The information we needed was kept from us because he was more worried about a panic to the economy instead of peoples lives. Thank you Republicans.
Efrain Avelar
Efrain Avelar:
Six rallies,after he knew the extent of the virus, and lied to even his cult.
hs28172019 summ
hs28172019 summ:
When Stormy received that $30,000.00, that was panic.
Torsten Gehteuchnixan
Torsten Gehteuchnixan:
Such a terrible leader... blaming, lying... who could ever trust him again?
Don Jabra
Don Jabra:
Worst country in the world when it comes to Covid19... says a lot about him!
Now we know why he had his supporters sign a "death waiver" to attend his rally's!
Cynthia Brannen
Cynthia Brannen:
Con man. We should have been told how serious the virus was. People are still dying. As we speak.
carlos mendonca
carlos mendonca:
We need a coach not a cheerleader
I sure did seem he just didn't want people to be informed and act responsibly.
"I don't want people to be frightened. I want them to be dead; all 203,000 of them." By this logic, Donald Trump is killing Americans by omission."
etuboldon boldon
etuboldon boldon:
Concerned Citizen: "Why didn't you help that drowning man?"
Donald: "I didn't want to frighten him."
Ed Wood
Ed Wood:
The USA represents about 4% of the global population..
American deaths represent 21% of total world covid-19 deaths...
Does that sound like a good job Mr President?!!!!
Patrick Woods
Patrick Woods:
"While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked"
 Bob Dylan
j p
j p:
He dont even trust what he is saying.
maxime begin
maxime begin:
‘I don't want people to be frightened'' and Americans who die are only an insignificant damage!
Very rich to hear the words “I didn’t want people to panic” coming from the guy who’s strategy this election is fear monger.
B G:
Had he been honest about COVID people would have taken precautions as in distancing and masks. Trump is a cowardly compulsive liar.
Harold Pinteresque
Harold Pinteresque:
Awww, how sweet. He really does care about our feelings.
white lotus
white lotus:
When I want to laugh I type trump's name in the search bar, he is such a joke hahahaha
Sarah Helmer
Sarah Helmer:
Why is he still in office 😤
ronald saw
ronald saw:
Same speech, different day..... Trump, the broken record OF LIES!
Victor Xochitiotzi
Victor Xochitiotzi:
Personally I would rather hear the cold hard truth, don’t down play it.
Tony Sams
Tony Sams:
The saddest thing is all his supporters will give him a pass on this like everything else he does! I can't even have a conversation with people that support this bozo! They all have an excuse. Oh he was just kidding or my favorite- he didn't mean it like that. Even now caught on tape people I know are saying he was just trying to protect us. I pray for all those Trump supporters and I feel sorry for them and the Republican Party. We can't take another four years of this! Vote!
Paul Chung
Paul Chung:
It wasnt about the downplaying , he didnt mandate mask thats number 1 wrong, he didnt wear mask and set example, he didnt do contact tracing, he didnt alarmed people how this virus spreads and spreaded when bar churches and college open. And didnt show any empathy of death of American people
Noah Cooper
Noah Cooper:
sure i understand how he didn’t want people to be scared


if there were more safety measures and more awareness less people could’ve died
Trump didn’t want to panic the stock markets. He had no problem spreading panic and fear that “Rioters and Thugs” and coming to your neighborhood.
Al Bo
Al Bo:
So he admitted he is responsible for the death of 200,000 people. Vote him out in November because it IS life or death
Sou Say
Sou Say:
He’s still trying to downplay the down play
February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
Mark R
Mark R:
I heard Trump is immune to Covid due to his MIT blood. He also has a natural instinct for science degree.
Terence Yaw
Terence Yaw:
"The last we need to show is panic, fear etc." Why then is Trump instilling "FEAR" in his election campaign?
John Li
John Li:
“.... i am a cheerleader for this country” I am pretty sure saving lives in the US by taking early action is better than cheerleading .smh
Laurie Holdt
Laurie Holdt:'re finished!
Joseph C
Joseph C:
He was telling us to wash our hands when he knew it was airborne in February!!!
Tomorrow the little pretty lady says our great leader was actually kidding
Eva Buchholz
Eva Buchholz:
weiyu he
weiyu he:
Quite Exactly,we are doing great.
Winston Ruddle
Winston Ruddle:
You keep saying that you Closed the USA to China and the world but why didn't you quarantine all people going into the USA
D Alima
D Alima:
Can't wait till he gets re-elected. Democrats are so insane that they will lie cheat and rig anything to make Trump look bad. Thank god everyone I talk to in Ohio is voting for Trump, the polls are wrong again!
Perry Comeau
Perry Comeau:
Arrest that man immediacy!
C R:
"Thanks to advances, we have pioneered the fatality rate." -Donald Trump, referencing the Trump Virus, 08/27/2020
Susan Jones
Susan Jones:
I cannot listen to this lunatic any longer......Look what he has done to us!!!! How can anyone support this man!!!!!
jonne Westerlund
jonne Westerlund:
How can enyone even trust a single word Mr Trump says?

Now someone might say, "You have faith." - Yes, but I also have deeds. Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith through my works. You believe that God is one. You do the right thing. Even the evil spirits believe it, and tremble. James 2: 18,19

We proclaim the secret wisdom of God, the wisdom that is hidden and which God from eternity has determined to become for us to glory.
None of the rulers of this world has known this wisdom - if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2: 7,8

For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against princes and powers and world rulers here in darkness, against the spirits of evil in the heavens. Ephesians 6:12

The devil (Trump) pretends to be an angel of light and often hides behind a soft voice and many beautiful words. Often the devil is helped by the sages and scholars of this world so that they deny the existence of God. (jonne) Flyn Hoting FB
Ms Green
Ms Green:
Telling "suburban housewives" day after day that BLM is coming to riot, loot and pillage their neighborhood is PANIC
"I'd rather be frightened by the truth, and act accordingly, than be killed by a lie, because I will have no choice when I'm dead."
That's what nearly 200,000 dead Americans would say, but they can't because TRUMP removed all choice for them.
JR Paris
JR Paris:
Because his supporters are just like him and admire that decency is no limitation..
Mahogany Batiste
Mahogany Batiste:
WE HAVE NOT DONE WELL, almost 200k people have died due to his negligence.
The Lamb Of God
The Lamb Of God:
The father over chaos, didn’t want to create chaos! What a joke!
Sam Handsom
Sam Handsom:
We DONE Really Well only 6.5 Million people with COVID !! we are TOP number #1 country with the most COVID infected ! LMAO !
Dea Dea
Dea Dea:
“When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
John 8:44
"im a cheerleader for this country" put a strange image in my head
5:15 "nobody knew it would be like this, we had to buy masks..."
In February America sold 17 tons of face masks to China. (Plus ventilators and other PPE).
Then a month or 2 later it struck here and we had huge shortages of PPE, had to buy masks from China... and they ended up being defective.
ann f
ann f:
there is a difference between “wanting to show strength as a nation” and actually being a strong nation
Bryan Max
Bryan Max:
He cut a cdc expert in china whose job it was to alert the world of new viruses. Well, it was a bad decision
Life in Spain
Life in Spain:
You worry about the USA the rest of the world can take care of itself
Jay Hernandez
Jay Hernandez:
TRUMP 2020
It’s his ‘Get out of Jail’ every time .. ‘ I was being sarcastic’ or ‘I was taking the piss out of the journalist’s’
Trey Gowdy:
“What I heard from Biden is a long list of things he had a chance to do in his 47 years in politics and he didn't do it,”
“I mean, there's nothing new in what he proposed. So why didn't he do it when he had eight years in the White House?”..
Larry Mc Neely
Larry Mc Neely:
My friends wife was sleeping around town, she lied to him she did not want to cause a Panic !!!!
Lynn Pearson
Lynn Pearson:
icy ivy
icy ivy:
Trump ❤❤❤❤❤
Just Branden
Just Branden:
“We don’t want to cause panic “ I mean
After 200k deaths and a crashing economy, hard not to panic
Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres:
Im so happy how he handled the virus information. I hope he remembers this technique when/if we go to war. Heaven knows i don't want to know if im in danger. Or we have been invaded.
Somesh Sule
Somesh Sule:
It's so hilariously sad! Spreading panic of antifa and riots is what he brazenly does every day
Trump said Covid19 was a HOAX
J R:
"We'll see what will happen" you fruit we are seeing whats happening. 190k dead and counting. Bonespurs you are a dope
Eric Lopez
Eric Lopez:
"it will be gone by april"
Parish Jackson
Parish Jackson:
Damn I was all for trump but after this Ive changed my mind wow
Nico van Donkelaar
Nico van Donkelaar:
One question: why did you not encourage using masks when you knew the virus was airborne???? This wannabe dictator is a lier.
James Gardener
James Gardener:
It is scary how stupid his 40+% supporters are. The lie shifts from "it will magically disappear" to "reducing panic" now. Gosh they are no different from Jim Jones supporters except they drink disinfectant
Sean Sherrod
Sean Sherrod:
you are fired, Trump what the hell?
“We’ve done very well”.. have you seen the numbers ?
Petra - wir uns kennenlernen
Petra - wir uns kennenlernen:
0:58 curious
That "vaccine" is going to come a whole lot sooner now
danks den
danks den:
“When it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
M Detlef
M Detlef:
“I want them to DIE, not panic.”