Garcetti said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would have taken action earlier, and would have saved lives in the process, if Trump had publicly shared what the journalist Bob Woodward had said privately.
“We were the first city to close things, the first city to offer extensive testing. But we had to go it alone. And we listened continuously. It is dependent on the states. It is up to local governments, ”said Garcetti.
Garcetti said that with Trump’s decision to mitigate this threat, he described coronoviruses as “fatal” to Woodward, and delayed local action because of thousands of lives in his city and possibly the entire country 100,000.
“I had firefighters who were providing tests to people, volunteers who would give their time because we had no leadership at the national level,” Garcetti said. “If we knew and had leadership that … really allowed us to work and provided us with the resources to do so, we would have taken action long ago, and thousands of lives in my city and, obviously , Perhaps tens if 100,000 lives in America can be saved. “
Trump admitted last week that he had reduced the threat of coronovirus to the public. Asked if he misled the public or dropped the coronovirus after the Woodward recording was released, Trump told reporters, “If you asked for the nervousness to subside, it’s probably so.”
Trump was heavily criticized by Democrats after the recording of interviews with Woodward was released, and was also dismissed by some Republicans. Sen Susan CollinsSusan Margaret Collinsons Collins: Trump should have been ‘straight on COVID-19’ – Hill of the Morning Report – sponsored by National Industries for sponsors – Trump wants to flip the ‘Rage’ narrative; Deems scrambles COVID-19 bill Senate Republican to draw result from Woodward Bombashell MORE (Maine), one of the most vulnerable GOP senators seeking reelection, said during a debate on Friday that he believed Trump “should be straightforward with the American public.”
Cnn Jake topperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperOvernight Defense: Trump announces new US ambassador to Afghanistan Pentagon officially withdraws plan to end ‘Stars and Stripes’ Biden says Trump does not understand national security Intel officials do not trust him if Biden elects to say that Biden does not consider Trump to be national security, vowing to be ‘fully transparent’ on his health. Him and White House adviser Peter Navarro said during a separate Sunday interview on “State of the Union” why Trump was not directly with the public.
Navarro said Trump was “out-of-the-plain”, but did not fully address Tupper’s questions in a heated interview between Trump in a Woodward interview and a press conference in February about Trump’s conflicting statements.
The interviews were conducted for Woodward’s upcoming book, titled “Rage”. This is Woodward’s second book on the Trump presidency.