Bob Woodward's upcoming book, Rage, is being used as another vehicle to attack the President right before the election.
The premise is that Donald Trump knew about the severity of the incoming pandemic and mislead Americans.
They are trying to say that this is PROOF that he lied, he killed people! He's INSANE!
HE KNEW AND DID NOTHING!
Unfortunately many of our fellow Americans have a short memory. Trump shut down the country, closed borders, and gave Dr. Anthony Fauci center stage to tell people to carry on with their daily lives, don't wear masks, and not to worry!
To his credit, Dr. Fauci has come to the President's defense today in an interview with Fox News;
From Fox News:
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci told "The Daily Briefing" Wednesday that he does not believe President Trump distorted facts about the coronavirus pandemic.
On "The Daily Briefing," host John Roberts asked Fauci if he thought Trump had played down the threat of the virus.
"No, I didn't," Fauci responded. "I didn't get any sense that he was distorting anything. I mean in my discussions with him, they were always straightforward about the concerns that we had. We related that to him. And when he would go out, I'd hear him discussing the same sort of things. He would often say, 'We just got through with a briefing with the group from the task force,' and would talk about it. So it may have happened, but I have not seen that kind of distortion."
Shortly after audio of the Trump/Woodward interview was published, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended Trump, arguing that he acted like "good leaders" do by staying "calm" in the midst of a crisis. She added that the president "has never lied to the American public on COVID."
Roberts also asked Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, whether Trump broke with his advisers in trying to downplay the virus.
"You were there through that whole thing," Roberts said. "Was that the playbook or was that the president just going his own direction?"
"I don't think so, John," Fauci responded. "I don't recall anything different than in our discussions that we had with the president that he said things quite similar publicly."
"I didn't really go over any of the text since it just came out," Fauci told Roberts. "But you know, in my discussions and the discussions of other task force members with the president, we're talking about the reality of what was going on.
"And then when we would get up in front of the press conferences, which were very, very common after our discussions with the president, he really didn't say anything different than we discussed when we were with him," he went on. "I may not be tuned in to the right thing that they're talking about. But, I didn't see any discrepancies between what he told us and what we told him, and what he came out publicly and said."
Consider what we are being told to accept here.
Donald Trump recklessly mislead the public.
But rockstar political journalist Bob Woodward knew about this for months.
The President killed thousands.
But Bob Woodward is innocent for keeping quiet while tens of thousands dropped dead.
He sat on the information for half of a year, because of course, it was only useful right before the election.
This comes the day after disgraced former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen conveniently released his unflattering tell all.
And a week after The Atlantic published their heavily refuted hit piece against the President.
This is a coordinated attack, based not on the truth, but at destroying Trump.
Don't take my word for it, though: