The latest development in what seems like an almost concerted string of rumors about Trump is already sparking much more outrage than last week’s political hit job from progressive magazine The Atlantic. This time, a reporter for another far-Left news outlet is publishing a book featuring controversial allegations that Trump revealed top-secret information to him.
In an excerpt for his upcoming book Rage, Bob Woodward, a journalist for The Washington Post and one of the leading reporters on the Watergate Scandal, claims President Trump exclusively told him about a secret nuclear weapons system, as well as his true thoughts about coronavirus. Woodward alleges Trump told him this information during 18 late-night phone interviews from his personal cell phone.
According to the journalist, Trump disclosed, “I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before. We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about,” the Post reports.
“We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before, there’s nobody — what we have is incredible,” the excerpt continues.
On the coronavirus pandemic front, Woodward revealed a February 7th recording of Trump saying, “more deadly than your – you know, your, even your strenuous flu.” The Left is chocking this statement up to mean that the president knew the virus was deadly yet did not take action. However, despite the spin on the comment itself, remember that the President created the coronavirus task force in January. The fake news refuses to report that not-so-minor detail that contradicts their narrative.
According to the book, Trump told Woodward, “I wanted to always play it down,” when lockdowns were underway on March 19. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” he said.
President Trump responded to Woodward’s explosive book excerpts by calling it a “political hit job” on Wednesday.
“Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months. If he thought they were so bad or dangerous, why didn’t he immediately report them in an effort to save lives? Didn’t he have an obligation to do so? No, because he knew they were good and proper answers. Calm, no panic!” the president wrote on Twitter.
Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months. If he thought they were so bad or dangerous, why didn’t he immediately report them in an effort to save lives? Didn’t he have an obligation to do so? No, because he knew they were good and proper answers. Calm, no panic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2020
The president said something very important here. Trump said Woodward knowingly kept the quotes to himself until now because he knew Trump didn’t say anything wrong. Otherwise, Woodward would have exposed him sooner if what he said warranted outrage.
Therefore, the Woodward interview is not as big of a deal as the media is blowing it up to be.
Think about what Trump actually said.
He said the US military has top-secret weapons that no world leader even knows about. Why is that a big deal? As the most powerful country in the world, and arguably also among the most hated, we should have weapons no one knows about. That means we have a good defense, which any country should pride itself in having.
The president also said he knew coronavirus was more deadly than the flu. Did we not all think that during that time? I remember early February reports of the Wuhan virus that acknowledged it was very deadly. ZeroHedge was responsible for some of those early reports. However, deadly outbreaks happen every year around the world, but we don’t start taking real precautions until it spreads to a certain point. Furthermore, Trump started a task force before it even got to that level of concern.
So, when you look at the facts of the matter, the president didn’t say anything that is a true cause for concern. What should be more concerning is that The Washington Post’s motive in releasing a book like this was to smear a president who did nothing wrong – again.
The media is so desperate for valid reasons to attack Trump, but all it means is that they are scared to think that Trump is gaining ground. No matter how hard they try to lie and slander him, he continues to rise in the polls among all voters. As of now, it seems that he is in a promising position to win the White House again.