Transcript for Bob Woodward's new Trump book dominates headlines on campaign trail
I'm ABC's recline the latest in politics this week. The question of what the president knew and when he knew it was answered by the president himself and all on tape. I wanted to own. Play it down I still like playing it down yet because I don't want to hit a panic. CNN obtained audio excerpts of president comes interviews with author Bob Woodward which cast new light on his only response the cove in nineteen. And those words dominated the. We it was a life and death betrayal of American papers failures not only cost lives. Is that our economy to tailspin it cost millions more. In American livelihoods the president's explanation that he didn't want to steer the country. And in line what I said is we have to become we can't be panicked that doesn't mean I'm gonna jump up and down in the air and start saying people who died people who believed I know. Now I'm not gonna do that. But scare tactics are core to the truck messaging at least when it comes to depictions of what he says would have. Happen if Biden is elected. China wins it biting winds that mob wins it Biden wins the rioters and markets arsonists. And flag burners win. The pictures continued to tell much of the story almost no social distancing or mask wearing at trump events. A much different look at Biden events as he has picked up his campaign pace the former vice president saying he wouldn't necessarily take the president's word. When it comes to cope in nineteen vaccine. I. The commonly bring something new to the campaign the voices of actual voters challenging the candidates. Trouble take part in a town hall for uncommitted voters on ABC on Tuesday with Biden produce beating innocent performance yet and two days later. Reclined EBC news Washington.
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