September 16, 2020
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In times of crisis, leadership experts recommend a blunt approach. But in the early days of the pandemic, President Trump chose the opposite tactic, downplaying the threat reportedly to reduce panic.
President Trump told journalist Bob Woodward the coronavirus was "deadly stuff" while publicly downplaying the severity of the virus, according to Woodward's new book, Rage.
President Trump continues to float the possibility of a vaccine before the election, while the Democratic ticket urges caution about the president's messaging on health.