Bob Woodward's audio of Trump admitting he lied to the American people has rained a torrential hailstorm of criticisms down on him so what did he do during ABC's Town Hall on Tuesday?
With a small audience of masked undecided voters in Pennsylvania, Ajani Powell, a first time voter from Harrisburg, asked this pertinent question that you'll never hear on Fox News.
"My question is if you believe it is the president's responsibility to protect America why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disparate fortunately harm low income families and minority communities?" Powell asked.
"Yeah," he replied.
"Well, I didn't downplay it."
Huh? You told Woodward you deliberately downplayed the virus so as not to panic people.
Trump continued, "I actually in many ways up-played it in action."
Trump then went on to spew his typical nonsensical talking point that he miraculously shut down all travel from China and Europe immediately which he claims was the greatest move in the history of any US presidency.
After George Stephanopoulos remarked that Trump's order didn't stop all travel coming into the US, the so-called president spewed more nonsense.
So Trump believes his ONE action that still didn't stop people from China entering the US is his saving grace on COVID19.
Only the most hardened Trump cultists will believe that.
For months he refused to alert the American people of the severity of the virus, refused to implement the DPA immediately to support our medical community dealing with the pandemic.
Trump refused to issue a mask mandate nationally and refused to tell his devoted followers to listen to the CDC and Dr. Fauci on social distancing.
His actions constantly contradicted did the CDC, which allowed his propagandists on Fox News to claim shutting down the economy was a democratic attempt to take over the country and strip Americans of their freedoms.
Even last night he attack mask wearing when he said, "Although some people say don’t wear masks."
His example was that waiters feel uncomfortable serving with them on.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Who are those people?
TRUMP: I’ll tell you who those people are -- waiters. They come over and they serve you, and they have a mask. And I saw it the other day where they were serving me, and they're playing with the mask...I’m not blaming them...I’m just saying what happens. They're playing with the mask, so the mask is over, and they're touching it, and then they're touching the plate. That can’t be good.