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Recent articles by Kevin:

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that. Trump, in what could well be a preview of his […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters' real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that.Trump, in what could well be a preview of his performance in the presidential debates less than two weeks away,… → Read More

In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease. → Read More

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that. → Read More

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that. Trump, in what could well be a preview of his […] → Read More

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

President Trump denied during a televised town hall Tuesday that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that. → Read More

Trump to take questions in TV 'town hall' as debates warm-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump was participating in a televised “town hall” with uncommitted voters Tuesday night, a warm up of sorts two weeks before he faces Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the first presidential debate. The event hosted by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos is being taped at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. It will feature just 21 voters in… → Read More

As Trump played down coronavirus, health experts’ alarm grew

Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation that has only now has come to light. → Read More

As Trump played down virus, health experts' alarm grew

Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat when, as it turns out, President Donald Trump was calling it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation in early February → Read More

As Trump played down virus, health experts’ alarm grew

WASHINGTON - Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when Presid... → Read More

As Trump played down virus, health experts' alarm grew

Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat when, as it turns out, President Donald Trump was calling it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation in early February → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down'

A new book reveals that President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation it was no worse than the flu and insisting the government had it totally under control → Read More

President Trump Says He Deliberately Played Down Danger of Coronavirus

“I wanted to always play it down,” the President told journalist Bob Woodward in March, according to Woodward's new book → Read More

President Trump downplayed coronavirus risks, according to new Bob Woodward book

President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward."You just breathe the air and that's how it's passed," Trump said in a Feb. 7 call with… → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was n... → Read More

Bob Woodward book: Trump said of COVID-19, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said in a Feb. 7 call with… → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked in private about the “deadly” coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Trump said Wednesday he was just being a “cheerleader” for the […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down'

President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. → Read More