Woodward's 'Rage' Raises Questions About Trump's Coronavirus Response : Consider This from NPR If President Trump knew how contagious and potentially deadly the coronavirus was back in February, why didn't he express that to the American public?

That's the question Trump has been facing since last week, when a recording of him expressing a desire to "play down" the virus went public. The audio came from interviews with Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward that he conducted for his latest book, Rage.

In an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, Woodward comes to the conclusion that the president failed to protect the country from the virus and is "the wrong man for the job."

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Journalist Bob Woodward Says Trump Is 'The Wrong Man For The Job'

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Journalist Bob Woodward Says Trump Is 'The Wrong Man For The Job'

Journalist Bob Woodward Says Trump Is 'The Wrong Man For The Job'

Journalist Bob Woodward Says Trump Is 'The Wrong Man For The Job'

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President Trump has faced repeated questions about his interviews with journalist Bob Woodward after recordings of Trump saying he knew how contagious the coronavirus was in early February. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump has faced repeated questions about his interviews with journalist Bob Woodward after recordings of Trump saying he knew how contagious the coronavirus was in early February.

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If President Trump knew how contagious and potentially deadly the coronavirus was back in February, why didn't he express that to the American public?

That's the question Trump has been facing since last week, when a recording of him expressing a desire to "play down" the virus went public. The audio came from interviews with Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward that he conducted for his latest book, Rage.

In an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, Woodward comes to the conclusion that the president failed to protect the country from the virus and is "the wrong man for the job."

Listen to more of the Bob Woodward interview.

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Email us at considerthis@npr.org