"I wanted to always play it down," Trump told Woodward on March 19, days after he declared a national emergency. 1"I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic." 1
In that conversation, Trump also told Woodward that some "startling facts" had just come out about the virus' targets: "It's not just old, older. 1Young people too, plenty of young people." 1

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