Covid: Trump Lied, People Died and Bob Woodward Is Complicit

by | Jul 16, 2021 | Politics & Corruption

Covid: Trump Lied, People Died and Bob Woodward Is Complicit

by | Jul 16, 2021 | Politics & Corruption

As Trump was calling the Covid pandemic a "democratic hoax" he was simply doing what he did every day in office: lying. But the truth of what he actually knew is even worse. And this is where Bob Woodward comes in.

To date, more that 600,000 Americans died of Covid-19. It has been well documented that this is mainly due to what appears to be an almost intentional mismanagement of the US government response to the pandemic.

As noted in an earlier article, as many as 25 million people entered the US from other countries with no health checks at all as the pandemic was getting underway. This was the US response while other countries were closing borders and locking down their populations to protect them. Our government did no such thing.

Why was this? Simply put, Trump’s full and total attention was on getting reelected, not on doing even a corner of his job of protecting the populace from what he was told was the biggest national security threat in 100 years.

As he was calling the pandemic a “democratic hoax” he was simply doing what he did every day in office: lying. How do we know this? Anyone with even a tiny semblance of mental faculties could see the obviousness of his position in March of 2020. But the truth of what he actually knew is even worse. And this is where Bob Woodward comes in.

As CNN and other outlets reported in September of 2020, Woodward had interviewed Trump extensively for a new book. It was revealed that Trump was recorded by Woodward saying such things as “This is deadly stuff,” and “that the coronavirus was maybe five times ‘more deadly’ than the flu.”

Trump was also recorded saying, “It goes through the air. That’s always tougher than the touch. You don’t have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus.”

The problem, and therefore the reason that Woodward should be considered complicit, is that he had this data on February 7 of 2020! He sat on it for his book for seven months. In that time hundreds of thousands of Americans died.

In the same manner that Trump considered American lives less important than getting reelected, Bob Woodward considered those same lives less important than getting more interviews with Trump.

If Woodward had gone public with what he knew in March when Trump started calling the pandemic a hoax, he surely would have been cut off from further contact with Trump for his book. But how many lives would have been saved? No one can rightly say. But to completely ignore the chance?

Woodward held back this critical information and then when the book was starting to be promoted he let it out. It is hard to come up with terms for how degraded this is in terms of human responsibility. I certainly will never buy a copy, even remaindered, of this book. But the title, Rage, is what is generated in me when I think about his callous inaction.

Woodward by his action of withholding this vital information is just as culpable for the genocide by neglect and dereliction of duty toward the country as Trump. My personal recommendation is to not only shun Rage, but any of his books. Cancel Bob? That would be fitting. Woodward’s shirking of his responsibilities as a human helped cancel hundreds of thousands of lives.

Marty Kassowitz

Marty Kassowitz

Marty Kassowitz is co-founder of Factkeepers. As founder of Interest Factory and View360, he brings more than 30 years experience in effective online communications, social media management, and platform development to the site. He is a writer, designer, editor and long time observer of the ill-logic demonstrated by too many members of the species known as Mankind. After a long history of somewhat private commentary on a subject he totally hates: politics, Marty was encouraged to build this site and put up his own analyses as well as curate relevant content from other sources.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us

Related Articles

Nov 26 2022

Early Voting Starts Today in Georgia Despite Republican Efforts to Block It

The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the Republican Party attempts to block local election officials from conducting advanced voting the Saturday after...
Nov 24 2022

Huh? Herschel Walker’s Primary Residence Is in Texas?

The question of the day, “How can Herschel Walker represent Georgians when he doesn’t claim Georgia as his primary residence?”
Nov 20 2022

Why Conservative Parents Are Trying to Take Over School Boards

Hundreds of parents hoping to “take back” public education ran for school board seats in the midterms. What’s the actual job that awaits those who win?
Nov 16 2022

Some “Do’s and Don’ts” of How the News Media Should Responsibly Cover Trump’s New Circus

When it comes to Trump, journalists—if they are to serve the public interest—must realize they are reporting on a politician who regularly defies democratic norms and...
Nov 12 2022

Georgia Senate Candidates Back on the Campaign Trail as Trump Factor Could Again Aid Warnock

Trump has been blamed for helping Warnock and Sen. Jon Ossoff win in 2021 when he spent the time before the January runoff telling Georgians the state’s election system...
Nov 10 2022

How Can Congressional Insurrectionists Be Removed from Office Under the 14th Amendment?

There is no question that certain sitting members or newly reelected members of Congress do not qualify for office under 14th Amendment. The real question is whose job...
Nov 07 2022

Billionaires Have Spent Almost a Billion Dollars Trying to Buy the Midterm Election Cycle

According to an analysis released last week by Americans for Tax Fairness, U.S. billionaires who have seen their wealth skyrocket during the coronavirus pandemic have...
Nov 05 2022

New Report Confirms Corporations Use Inflation as an Excuse for Price Gouging and Profiteering

Under the guise of inflation, certain corporations excessively hiked prices far beyond what their costs necessitated, further driving inflation.
Nov 02 2022

What is “Christian Nationalism” and Why Has It Gotten So Loud

Christian nationalism is more than religiosity and patriotism. It is a worldview that guides how people believe the nation should be structured and who belongs...
Nov 01 2022

Dr. Oz Employs Jan. 6 Insurrectionists as Campaign Staff

One could get the idea that Dr. Oz might not actually qualify for the Senate since by hiring insurrectionists he has given “aid and comfort” to enemies of...
Subscribe for Updates!

Subscribe for Updates!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This