John Bolton believes Trump downplaying the coronavirus may cost him the election

Saturday, 12 Sep, 2020

The revelations come as the U.S. stands as the worst-hit in this pandemic with 6.38 million cases and 190,872 deaths so far.

President Trump on Thursday denied disclosing classified military information after excerpts from veteran journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book said the president boasted about a supposedly secret nuclear weapons system. Trump said in an interview with the author that Kim is "beyond smart".

Biden visited MI on Wednesday, hammering Trump over his taped comments to Washington Post writer Bob Woodward in which he said he was purposely downplaying the threat of the virus to avoid public panic. One protester was observed making lewd gestures with an American flag while holding up a Bible, eliciting reactions from Trump supporters. He's also called the upcoming book "just another political hit job" and said Woodward was "rapidly fading".

"I have built a nuclear - a weapons system that nobody's ever had in this country before". "I really do believe we're rounding the corner", he asserted.

On Monday, Trump said, "Biden supported NAFTA".

Trump also continued to lay the blame for COVID-19 squarely at China's feet, even though back in Washington he spent the day fending off yet another when-did-he-know-it controversy about what he was telling Americans about the pandemic back in February.

"It's unsurprising", that Trump made deceptive comments regarding the threat of the virus, Pritsker told Sputnik.

"Trump never did seem willing to fully mobilize the federal government and continually seemed to push problems off on the states", Mr.

Chilson said he was delighted to see Trump visiting mid-Michigan.

The Democratic presidential nominee then took aim at the President's disparaging remarks to fallen soldiers reported in The Atlantic last week - which include calling the late Sen.

"Rage" is filled with startling episodes, including the assessment by Trump's then director of national intelligence, the respected Dan Coats, that the president "doesn't know the difference between the truth and a lie".

Later that month, Woodward asked the president if, as a white man, he had a responsibility to better "understand the anger and pain" felt by Black Americans. "No, I don't feel that at all".

Donald Trump said he was being "calm" like Winston Churchill in the Second World War when he "played down" coronavirus to the American public.

Biden added: "Everybody knows who Donald Trump is".

But Biden acknowledged that he expects the president to "say very bad things about me and my family" during the debate to try to get a rise out of him - and the debate is nearly certain to feature clashes about the two candidates' families, as such attacks have been central themes that have already played out on the campaign trail.

"The place he is most uncomfortable is on the facts".

Minnesota Republicans have attacked Biden's absence, noting that it has been more than 1,000 days since he has been in the state, which Trump narrowly lost in 2016. "And it's unfortunate. But I think it is".

"He just said (NAFTA) was not as good as the deal I made".

Woodward has defended his decision to hold off by saying he needed time to make sure Trump's private comments were true. "They're suckers? I mean I can't fathom". We'll get to do another book.