During a White House Briefing, ABC New White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl o…

 

During a White House Briefing, ABC New White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl opens the Q&A portion asking, “Why did you lie to the American people? Why should we trust what you have to say now?”

President Trump responded, “Such a terrible question and the phraseology. I didn’t lie. I said we had to be calm. We couldn’t be panicked… Bob Woodward is somebody I respect just from knowing the name for so many years, not knowing too much about his work. Not caring too much about his work… Certainly, if he thought it was a bad statement, he would’ve reported it… And your question, the way you asked that, such a disgrace.”

Karl continued, “You said you knew it was deadlier than the flu and you went out and told the American public this was just like the flu –”

The president said, “We’ve had flu years where we’ve lost 100,000 people. The flu is a very serious issue for this country also.” He later added, “What I went out and said is very simple: I want to show a level of confidence. And I want to show strength as a leader. And I want to show that our country is going to be fine one way or the other. Whether we lose one person, we shouldn’t lose any because this shouldn’t have happened. This is China’s fault.”

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During a White House Briefing, ABC New White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl opens the Q&A portion asking, "Why did you lie to the American people? Why should we trust what you have to say now?" ⠀ President Trump responded, "Such a terrible question and the phraseology. I didn't lie. I said we had to be calm. We couldn't be panicked… Bob Woodward is somebody I respect just from knowing the name for so many years, not knowing too much about his work. Not caring too much about his work… Certainly, if he thought it was a bad statement, he would've reported it… And your question, the way you asked that, such a disgrace." ⠀ Karl continued, "You said you knew it was deadlier than the flu and you went out and told the American public this was just like the flu –" ⠀ The president said, "We've had flu years where we've lost 100,000 people. The flu is a very serious issue for this country also." He later added, "What I went out and said is very simple: I want to show a level of confidence. And I want to show strength as a leader. And I want to show that our country is going to be fine one way or the other. Whether we lose one person, we shouldn't lose any because this shouldn't have happened. This is China's fault." ⠀ Watch the full briefing on c-span.org

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  1. Bravo President Trump you tell them. The News always like to twist your words. I’m proud & thankful we have a STRONG Leader as our President. You make good choices to educate ppl what is going on but you show God’s kindness in your heart NOT TO WORRY OUR COUNTRY. Ppl always looking at anything they can do to make lies about you. I love my President & pray for Him every night. Hallelujah!

  2. That reporter shows exactly why u can’t trust the fake news

  3. Who taught him to say phraseology? And what food did they use to reinforce?

  4. Phraseology be damned you lied Donald. You bold faced lied and the life’s of over 190,000 who died because of your failure lies smack dab in the middle of your lap. Lied to us , you lied…..

  5. Sometimes I think Trump forgets that he’s being recorded.

  6. No. You never said “Let’s be calm and not over react”. You lied and said it would disappear one day soon. You dismissed it. That’s not the truth.

  7. Spin, deny, deflect and blame others for things that came out of his mouth

  8. First of all, strong leadership is NOT defined as lying. You lied. You are no leader. Second of all, stop blaming others. Had you lead us well, you would have given us the truth, you would have emphasized masks & social distancing and YOU would have made sure we all got it. You basically did EXACTLY what China did, by downplaying and lying about the facts. You are the pot, calling the kettle black.

  9. He didn’t know who Bob Woodward was 😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶

  10. When are people going to understand that #IQ45 is fake news. Vote people, VOTE!!!!

  11. Are you kidding me? He is not fit to be president #un🇺🇸

  12. The US’s response to this outbreak has nothing to do China. China is not responsible for how Donald Trump responded or lack of to this virus and how it has been handled in the US. Period.

  13. More lies from the walking orange spray tan 🤦‍♂️.

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