Woodward and Trump also discussed racial issues, and while the president told Woodward he thinks there is institutional racism in the United States, he complained that he's not getting sufficient support from Black voters. Fallon wasn't impressed: "Yeah, I remember Americans not panicking when they spent thousands for a roll of toilet paper on eBay".
"The last book Woodward wrote, Trump said he didn't know that he had wanted to be interviewed", Mr Graham said.
The Former Vice President placed blame for the pandemic-related economic recession squarely on Trump.
Woodward's book is his second on the Trump White House.
Trump admitted to Woodward on March 19 that he deliberately minimized the danger. In a phone interview, Trump revealed to Woodward that he had a surprising level of detail about the threat of the coronavirus much earlier than previously known. The POTUS lied to the American people for political purposes & easily tens of thousands deaths ensued. "We closed up our country".
Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told me, when asked about Trump's comments to Woodward.
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"He tells me this, and I'm thinking, 'Wow, that's interesting, but is it true?' Trump says things that don't check out, right?"
"This is deadly stuff", Trump told Woodward on February 7, three weeks before the first US death from COVID-19 was announced.
Fauci said that the president wasn't distorting anything when he spoke to the press.
"Absolutely not", Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany told CBS News' Paula Reid when asked if Trump intentionally misled Americans on the threat posed by the outbreak, which has now infected 6.3 million and taken the lives of almost 190,000 Americans. "Just listen to you", Trump replied, according to media reports on the book.
Trump's comments to Woodward stand in stark contrast to how he has portrayed the threat to the public.
Ms McEnany took questions about the book during a briefing at the White House and noted Mr Trump put in place travel restrictions with China on January 31 and that some Democrats had criticised the move.
In another excerpt published by the Washington Post, Trump disparaged members of his own administration, calling the generals serving under him a "bunch of pussies". But Trump himself told Woodward that he was "playing it down because I don't want to create a panic".