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Donald Trump denies lying to American public over virus


President Donald Trump is defending his actions on the coronavirus after revelations surfaced that he had had been determined to play down the danger despite describing it in private as “deadly stuff.” Mr Trump is grappling with fallout from a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. In a series of interviews with Woodward, the president spoke frankly about the dangers posed by the virus - even as he downplayed them publicly - and admitted he had tried to mislead the public.

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