There goes the news cycle. . .

Bob Woodward’s new book, “Rage” — based on 18 interviews with President Trump — has dropped:

CNN obtained this recording from one of the interviews where the president told Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the threat of coronavirus so as not to cause a panic:

The dates do the president no favors:

And:

The president also told Woodward that he didn’t remember National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien telling him COVID-19 would be the “biggest national security threat” of his presidency, but he was “sure he said it”:

Woodward also quoted Dr. Anthony Fauci saying the president’s sole purpose in dealing with coronavirus “is to get reelected”:

In non-virus news, on the Black community:

And, apparently, we have a new nuclear weapons system:

Woodward will be dropping more tapes on Sunday:

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