Trump, if you read any of the Woodward books, you know he loves Democrats and despises Republicans. This is no secret. His book on Obama was a total whitewash of Obama. Trump, you have experts there in the White House. Why did you talk to Woodward?
It reminds me of when FDR was president had he had a chat with Tokyo Rose.
If we get Senile Biden, Trump it will be your fault.
Woodward is the CONSERVATIVE partner in Woodward & Bernstein, Bernstein is the liberal of the pair and always has been.
More important, if Trump had said the EXACT SAME THINGS he said to Woodward in front of the American people, he'd be on a slam dunk ride to reelection.
Let's take the transcript of his tape and apply it to the public podium just as a thought experiment.
My paraphrasing is in BOLD RED
"My fellow Americans, we are face to face with a huge crisis, a viral pandemic. I have gathered the greatest medical experts in the world and I want you to listen to their advice. These are incredibly smart people who have kept this country safe for decades. They have devoted their entire lives to studying pandemics. I want you to devote a few minutes of your time to listen very carefully to what we have learned about this COVID-19 virus."
(TRANSCRIPT with Bob Woodward)
It goes through air. That’s always tougher than the touch. The touch, you don’t have to touch things, right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus. People don’t realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here. Who would ever think that, right?
This is more deadly. This is 5% versus 1%, and less than 1%. So this is deadly stuff.
Now it’s starting out it’s not just old people.
But just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out.
Young people too. Plenty of young people.
(End of transcript)
And now the off script part where Trump can wax poetic and presidential:
---"I am calling on all you great Americans to brace yourselves. Follow the precautions, wear your masks, wash your hands, get tested and be sure to sanitize all the surfaces in your homes, and don't get into a crowded area with lots of people, we cannot afford to do that right now.
This is the most deadly situation that America has faced in a century, this virus is not playing around, and I want each and every one of you to survive it because I want you around at the end of the year so you can vote to reelect me, but it's going to take a lot of sacrifice.
But just know that this is a shared sacrifice because every real American needs to help carry the burden so we can get through this.
Avoiding crowds, wearing your masks, washing your hands, cleaning your homes, these are patriotic things we must all do as Americans."
Had he shared something similar to the above there'd be nothing Dems could do to stop his reelection.