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Donald John TrumpDemocrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling Russian jets identified in Trump campaign ad calling for support for the troops Democratic Senate candidate ‘hesitant’ to get COVID-19 vaccine if approved this year MORE on Tuesday claimed he read Bob Woodward’s new book “very quickly” after previously predicting he wouldn’t do so, criticizing the bombshell as a “very boring” work with little substance.

Trump’s comments on “Fox & Friends” represented his latest effort to push back on the revelations from Woodward’s book that the president deliberately downplayed the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year.

Trump defended his decision to sit for 18 on-the-record interviews with Woodward for “Rage,” saying he assumed the veteran Washington Post journalist “was a little bit fair” and noted he did not agree to interviews with Woodward for his previous book about the White House in 2018.

“I actually got to read it last night. I read it very quickly and it was very boring,” Trump said in the phone interview. “But there was not much in that book.”

Asked if the book, released Tuesday, was accurate, Trump said it was “fine” and reiterated his defense that he didn’t want to incite “panic” over the coronavirus, which has now killed nearly 200,000 Americans.

“It’s OK, I mean it’s fine. I don’t want to create panic,” Trump said. “People say, you should have gone out there and … jumped up and down, ‘You’re going to die, you’re going to die.’ No, I don’t want to do that.”

“I’ll say it now, we’re rounding the turn on the pandemic. we’re rounding the turn,” Trump insisted while citing declining coronavirus cases in states like Arizona, Florida and Texas.

Last week, Anthony Fauci

Anthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Top HHS official accuses scientists of plotting against Trump | House Democrats launch investigation of political interference in CDC science publications | Trump administration seeks to extend Mexico City policy on abortion Trump says he’s not worried about contracting coronavirus at rallies Woodward: Restricting travel from China wasn’t Trump’s idea MORE, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said he disagreed with Trump’s comments that the United States is rounding the “final turn” on the virus.

Trump also predicted that the U.S. would have a vaccine for the coronavirus “in a matter of weeks,” while denying criticism that he is putting

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Opinion polls suggest Mr Biden has a steady single-digit lead over Mr Trump.

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The debate focused on six topics in 15-minute segments – the candidates’ records, the Supreme Court, the pandemic, race, election integrity and the economy.

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(Sept. 30) Watch live as President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Trump and Democrat Joe Biden delivered conflicting messages targeting voters across the Midwest on Wednesday as the candidates, their allies and rank-and-file voters sought to move past the most chaotic presidential debate in memory.

The Tuesday night affair raised fresh questions about Trump’s continued reluctance to condemn white supremacy, his efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the election and his unwillingness to respect debate ground rules his campaign had agreed to. Some Democrats called on Biden to skip the next two debates.

Biden’s campaign confirmed he would participate in the subsequent meetings, however, as did Trump’s.

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