WOW—On April 13, Trump tells Woodward that the virus is "so easily transmissible, you wouldn't believe it." Says someone sneezed during a meeting in Oval and everyone "bailed out including me."

➡️ Damnit everyone in WH already knew it was bad. #COVID19
2) Just a few days later in April, ironically, Trump tweets “Liberate Michigan”. Again downplaying like hell. #COVID19…
3) Reminder that Trump’s defense for all these Woodward interviews was he didn’t wanna cause panic for the public. Yet one person sneezes in WH meeting— and whole room panics and clears.

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📌Hospitalizations in kids ⬆️356% (3x overall)

📌Deaths in kids ⬆️229% (2x overall)

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