I Didn’t Want To Cause Panic; Trump Explains Why He Downplayed Dangers Of Covid-19 To Americans

President Donald Trump admitted on Wednesday he downplayed the threat of the coronavirus in order not to cause panic after excerpts from a forthcoming book made the bombshell revelation that he knew how deadly the pandemic could be even as he said it would go away. 

'I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love this country. I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic,' he told reporters at the White House.