This morning, we woke to the news that US President Donald Trump admitted to deliberately downplaying the severity of the coronavirus early in the pandemic in explosive interviews with journalist Bob Woodward.
In a February conversation with Woodward, Trump described the virus as “deadly stuff” despite publicly predicting it would miraculously disappear and favourably comparing it to the seasonal flu.
So far, more than 190,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by North America correspondent Matthew Knott to discuss how Trump’s election campaign is tracking as the pandemic continues.
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