“These audio tapes show an ongoing pattern by Trump of misleading and playing down Covid to the public as you said while privately telling Woodward how dangerous the virus was,” Gangel explained. “And it wasn’t just the February call or the March call. On April 5th, before we get to our audio, Trump tells Woodward it’s a horrible thing. It’s unbelievable. And then a week later on April 13th, he tells Woodward this…”

CNN then played the audio of Trump saying, “This thing is a killer if it gets you. If you’re the wrong person, you don’t have a chance.”

“Yes, yes, exactly,” Woodward replies to Trump.