This account is from “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” written by Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Axios reports.
“Trump had been trying to joke about the virus for months, sometimes even mocking people who got sick. … During a meeting several months [before Trump got sick]Not directly Larry KudlowLarry KudlowPLUS had stifled a cough. The room had frozen… Trump had waved his hands in front of his face, as if jokingly pushing away any flying virus particles, then smirked. “I was joking,” he had said. “Larry will never have COVID. He will defeat him with his optimism ”, we read in an excerpt from the book obtained by the media.
“” John Bolton, “he had said …” Hopefully COVID takes John out, “” Trump said, according to the book.
When contacted for comment by Axios, Bolton said: “He cheated on me – I thought he was relying on his lawyers. “
A year after leaving the Trump administration in 2019, Bolton published his own book, “The Room Where It Happened,” in which he alleged that Trump attempted to use US foreign policy maneuvers to ensure his victory in the 2020 presidential campaign.
The Trump administration had tried to block the publication of Bolton’s book, but a federal judge later rejected that attempt, although he wrote in his ruling that Bolton had “probably published classified documents” and “was exposing his country and itself to civil (and potentially criminal) damage ”.
The Justice Department under the Trump administration launched a criminal investigation into Bolton, which was dropped last week.
Another excerpt from Abutaleb and Paletta’s forthcoming book claims that Trump suggested sending returning Americans who contracted COVID-19 overseas at the start of the pandemic to Guantanamo Bay.
“We import goods,” Trump reportedly said. “We are not going to import a virus. “