President Trump, like several presidents before him, sat down with journalist Bob Woodward to discuss and document his impact on the world. The first fruits of those 18 on-the-record interviews dropped Wednesday, in an excerpt of Woodward’s book published in The Washington Post, and the first big bombshell involved Trump acknowledging in early February that the COVID-19 pandemic is “deadly” and acknowledging a month later that he always “wanted to always play it down.”
The idea that the president knew very early on that the coronavirus was a deadly airborne threat to America and deliberately played it down led to a lot of criticism of Trump, plus some finger-wagging at Woodward for keeping this tape under wrap for six months, but Fox News host Tucker Carlson found someone else to blame on his show Wednesday night: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Graham, facing a re-election battle with a well-funded rival, is a vocal defender of Trump, for the most part. But Carlson said sources have told him Graham persuaded Trump to sit down with Woodward and facilitated the interviews, and he suggested Graham did it on purpose to sink Trump’s MAGA agenda.
The spin is spiraling pic.twitter.com/mA9s3ZW5gF
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) September 10, 2020
That would be a deep state, indeed.
Originally published: 2020-09-09 23:02:23