Donald savages new book accusing him of coronavirus lies – ‘Political ...

DONALD has attacked a new book which accused him of misleading the American people about the threat posed by coronavirus describing it as a "political hitjob".

PUBLISHED: 01:36, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:36, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

The book’s author claims Mr admitted he “wanted to always play it down”. The President allegedly also said the virus is “more deadly than even your strenuous flus” before publicly claiming “it will go away”.

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The inflammatory allegations are contained in a new book by Bob Woodward, a celebrated US journalist involved in reporting the Watergate scandal.

However, president has attacked the new work as a “political hitjob”.

He commented: “We don’t have to show panic, we’re not going to show panic, and that’s exactly what I did and I was very open whether it’s to Woodward or anybody else, it’s just another political hitjob.

“But whether it was Woodward or anybody else, you cannot show a sense of panic or you’re going to have bigger problems than you’ve ever had before.”

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TrumpDonald has described a new book on his presidency as a "political hitjob" (Image: GETTY)

TrumpBob Woodward is a celebrated American journalist (Image: GETTY)

Mr Woodward has gone on to write a number of books about US presidents and their administrations.

For his book he claimed to have interviewed Mr 18 times and spoken to many other senior administration officials.

Mr Woodward says on February 7 the president warned him of the danger posed by coronavirus.

Mr reportedly said: “It goes through the air.

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