Trump calls Woodward's book a 'political hit job', Internet wants POTUS to be 'tried for crimes against humanity'

Trump defending his words said: 'The fact is I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic'


                            Trump calls Woodward's book a 'political hit job', Internet wants POTUS to be 'tried for crimes against humanity'
Donald Trump and Bob Woodward (Getty Images)

The Trump administration was just trying to control the damage done by The Atlantic report regarding the president's alleged disrespect towards military when another explosive book accusing him of purposely downplaying the dangers and the seriousness of Covid-19 has surfaced.

The Washington Post and CNN reported on the contents of journalist Bob Woodward's new book ‘Rage’. The book is based on Woodward’s interviews with Trump from December 2019 to July 2020. According to the book, national security adviser Robert O’Brien told Trump on January 28, “This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency. This is going to be the roughest thing you face.” Even though he stopped some Chinese nationals from coming into the country after the briefing, he continued to downplay the situation. On March 19, according to an audio clip posted on The Washington Post's website, as reported by NBC, Trump told Woodward, “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic.” In the same interview, he also said, “Now it's turning out its not just old people, Bob. But just today, and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It's not just old, older. Young people too, plenty of young people.”

Trump spoke about the book on September 9, at a White House event. According to CNN, he said, “The fact is I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic, as you say, and certainly I'm not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy. We want to show confidence. We want to show strength.” Speaking about Woodward, he said, “It's a book that, I gave him some quotes and frankly, we'll see how the book turned out. I have no idea.”

However, in a tweet he said, “For years Fake stories and investigations, then the phony Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, next Ukraine and the failed Impeachment, now the crummy Atlantic Magazine’s MADE UP STORY, and lastly, the political hit job by rapidly fading Bob Woodward and his boring book. It never ends!”



 

Commenting on the recordings made by Woodward, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, as per CNN,  “When you are facing insurmountable challenges, it's important to express confidence and express calm. The President was expressing calm and his actions reflect that.” She also added, "The President has always been clear-eyed with the American people.”

Like always, Trump’s tweet generated numerous replies. One user said, "Trump held rallies after Woodward Feb 7 recording. He put all these lives in danger while knowing how deadly is the virus? This is a criminal. He has blood in his hands. And he is still continuing putting americans lives in danger."



 

 

Another inquired, "What's really weird is that there are tapes with you on it Are you really having that many memory issues you don't remember this? I am really worried."



 

 

One commented, "What “never ends,” are your countless lies. Now you are lying to cover up your lies. It’s really sad and pathetic."



 

Another questioned Trump calling it a hit job, "How is Woodward's book a political hit job? It's you on tape answering questions. Did you do a political hit job on yourself? You have been Impeached."



 

 

"The fact he knows people would panic and did not tell the country the truth is criminal. He should be tried for crimes against humanity," tweeted an angry social media user. 



 

 

While another said, "Donald John Trump is a clear and present danger to the U.S. and the world. He must be removed."



 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.